» 01/27/2008, 00.00
Jesus came to announce that God is at hand, says Pope
In today’s Angelus Benedict XVI urges young people to follow the path to true peace that Jesus taught. He jokes about the doves released from his studio window and talks about those who suffer from leprosy.
Children and young people can be peacemakers too, says the Pope
World Leprosy Day is remembered.
22/01/2009 VATICAN – LEPROSY 2009
The Vatican asks for special attention for child sufferers
An appeal to dedicate particular care to children struck by the disease, 40 thousand worldwide, in the message launched by Cardinal Barragan for the 56th World Day. Fear and ignorance persist leading to the isolation of the sick.
Pope: saints and consecrated life, witnesses of God-Love
A reference to the encyclical "Deus caritas est" and to consecrated persons, models of dedication and love in various social realities. An appeal to international organizations to defeat leprosy and poverty. Two peace doves released from the Pope's window.
Pope: Lent with Jesus in the desert to fight the spirit of evil
Benedict XVI invited Christians to make use of this time to liberate themselves from the slavery of deceit, and to live in the freedom of truth. From this evening until Saturday next, he will participate in the spiritual exercises for the Roman Curia. He also set a date with European and African youth: Saturday 11 March.
Pope invokes the gift of peace for the Holy Land
At the Angelus, Benedict XVI speaks of "the authority of God," which is not "possession, power, control, success", but "service, humility, love." Encouragement to all people affected by leprosy, "as well as their caregivers who, in many ways, are committed to eradicating poverty and marginalization, the real causes of the persistence of the infection."
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