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  • n  the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion
  • n  transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession

  • Marc Ouellet in Times of India
    Regarding relations with Islam, Ouellet wrote in proceedings released by the Vatican: "Faced with secularisation and liberalism, (Muslims) are allies in the defense of human life and in the assertion of the social importance of religion. Dialogue...
  • Jerry Farwell in Independent Online
    I think that in the early 1960s when Bible reading and prayer were expelled from the public square, I think that was a move in the wrong direction, it was a move towards secularisation,Falwell said in a February 2007 interview.
  • Francis Goodwin in
    In countries such as yours, where the disquieting process of secularisation is much advanced, many young people are themselves coming to realise that it is the transcendent order that steers all life along the path of authentic freedom and... Pope Benedict XVI Sunday,7034,19186834%25255E401,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGGegEAczIZTsYq9UyJic63uU3UjA May 18, 2006 87391 116847 secularise Francis Goodwin, chairman of the Churches Advertising Network, added: The increasing external pressures to secularise Christmas and even the attempts to rebrand it as 'Winterval' show that we cannot be complacent about actively promoting the...

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