» 04/04/2007, 00.00
Pope: in a world of inflated words, let us rediscover silence and meditation
In his weekly general audience, Benedict XVI reflects on the Easter Tridium, beginning tomorrow, in which we relive the Pascal mystery; “not just a memorial to the past but a present reality: today, Christ’s love continues to defeat sin and death”.
Pope to travel to Abruzzi as soon as possible to meet quake victims
Papal visit will come soon but not right away. In today’s general audience address Benedict XVI talked about the rituals of Holy Week, which “for us Christians is the most important moment of the year” and which “enables us to immerse ourselves in the central events of Redemption.”
Let the cross unsettle our human certainties, says the Pope
Presiding over the rite of the Via Crucis, Benedict XVI calls for conversion. Jesus calls each one of us “friend,” yet many believe they can live without the need for God.
Pope: live Holy Week intensely, to conform our lives to Jesus
Illustrating the upcoming rites of Holy Week in his general audience, Benedict XVI emphasizes the special importance in the Year for Priests of the promises made during ordination. There is an inseparable connection between the Last Supper and the death of Jesus. Comfort to those who are alone.
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With Good Friday recognised as a holiday, Benedict XVI wins "small" victory
The Holy See welcomes the Cuban government's decision to make it easier for people to attend Good Friday celebrations. The Catholic Church seeks greater space and freedom on the island.
Easter in Chantaburi, where 6 Buddhists will be baptised
New converts tell their story. Easter week is seen as occassion to invite friends and acquaintances to participate in the Way of the Cross and Mass. The Catholic Church, brought to Thai soil by 1711 Vietnamese immigrants, is alive and lives Holy Week with intensity.
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