The Pope met today with the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. Asia News has an article about the Pope's words on religious freedom, addressed to the Italian President. Zenit also has an article. Here is an excerpt from the Pope's address, as quoted in the Asia News article:
"Not to be forgotten in fact is that ‘the social nature of man itself requires that he should give external expression to his internal acts of religion: that he should share with others in matters religious; that he should profess his religion in community’ (ibid). Thus religious freedom is not only a right of the individual but also of the family, of religious groups and of the Church herself (cf Dignitatis humanae, 4-5.13) and the exercise of this right has an influence on the multiple ambits and situations in which the believer finds himself and operates."