» 02/19/2005, 00.00
Curia prays for the Pope's health in St Peter's Basilica
In his message at the conclusion of the Spiritual Exercises, John Paul II says the Eucharist gives the strength for the daily dedication to the tasks of the Church.
Pope: evil is seeking to soil the beauty of God
Benedict XVI’s reflection of at the end of the week of spiritual exercises. The "it is good" with which God looks at the creation "is constantly contradicted by the evil in this world, by suffering, by corruption." He thanks the Curia, "even though our outward visible communion now ends - as Cardinal Ravasi said – our spiritual closeness remains a profound communion in prayer remains."
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 tells curia it is urgent to rebuild unity among Christians
Kazan, Berne, Lourdes, Loreto are examples of how the ecumenical commitment of Christian Churches is growing.
Pope: Christ's Christmas and 2005 "which is about to set"
Pope: I pray for all women, for their dignity and value
Benedict XVI recalls "International Women's Day," and points to Mother Teresa as an example, together with the many women who work "in obscurity" for the good of humanity. The pontiff asks for prayers for his trips to Africa and the Holy Land. An appeal to include moments of prayer and silence during the season of Lent.
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