Benedict XVI talked about the new Blessed, Cardinal Von Galen and his witness against Nazism, a "neo-pagan ideology". He also mentioned the Synod, that it may prompt Catholics towards missionary commitment.
Conversions, returns to the church, an inter-religious meeting: all unfolding in Madhya Pradesh state.
The need to relaunch reconciliation, Eucharistic centrality and a more equitable distribution of clergy were the topics addressed during deliberations. The question of communion for the divorced and remarried was also discussed.
Christians diminish celebrations when they exalt "the works of man", more than the "works of God". The world needs to learn from the Eucharist what solidarity is.
In the opening mass of the Synod of the Eucharist, Benedict XVI put the Church in the west on guard against its possible disappearance. And he reminded the world that where God is marginalized, there is only violence and injustice.