» 04/13/2008, 00.00
Pope: prayer for missionary vocations, and for his visit to the United States
On the Sunday of the Good Shepherd, Benedict XVI asks for prayers so that vocations dedicated to life and mission may increase. In all the languages of his greetings, he entrusts himself to the prayers of the Church for his "apostolic pilgrimage" to the United States from April 15-20.
Pope: the humanism of Saint Benedict, antidote to the culture of the ego
Illustrating the figure of the founder of Western monasticism, the pope says that in order to regain its unity following two world wars and the collapse of ideologies, Europe needs the religious and moral teaching that emerges from its Christian roots.
19/04/2008 VATICAN - USA
Benedict XVI: Passover greetings to the Jewish community of New York
Just a few hours from the Jewish Passover, the pontiff visits the synagogue of rabbi Arthur Schneier, engaged in interreligious dialogue with Christians and Muslims.
15/04/2008 VATICAN - USA
Pope: trip underway that brings him to the United States and before the UN
Benedict XVI arrives in Washington this evening, where he will be welcomed by president Bush. The visit, which will continue until the 20th, includes among its most highly anticipated appointments the speech that the pope will give to the assembly of the UN on April 18, and the prayer that he will pronounce at Ground Zero on the 20th.
Pope to “share” Christian hope in his visit to the United Nations and United States
In a video-message to US Catholics Benedict XVI talks about his upcoming trip. Humanity hopes in a future with peace, justice and freedom, but “this hope can never be fulfilled without obedience to the law of God.”
Pope: Roman primacy is "necessary" in the Church, today as in the past
Illustrating at the general audience the figure of St Leo the Great, Benedict XVI again asserts the purpose of the primacy of the bishop of Rome and recalls how at the time of the undivided Church he was also recognised by the Eastern bishops.
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