» 07/22/2012, 00.00
Devil always trying to wreck God's peace
Benedict XVI talks about the meaning of the Good Shepherd theme during the Angelus. He expresses solidarity with the victims in Aurora and Zanzibar. The London Olympics are "an occasion to promote brotherhood and peace."
01/01/2006 VATICAN WORLD PEACE DAY 2006
Mary blesses the world by showing her Son, the Prince of Peace, says the Pope
During the first Angelus of the year, Benedict XVI expresses his wish "for peace and brotherhood among peoples", urging everyone to discover the truth of Christ who is both the "content and method" to achieve peace, which is love, dialogue, forgiveness, and solidarity.
Pope: everything passes away, so accept the Word of God, which bears a seed of eternity
Benedict XVI comments the words of Jesus in the Gospel about the end of the world. The “seed of eternity” is found in the Word of God, which today manifests itself “in a good life, animated by charity, and [which] in the end will produce the resurrection of the flesh.”
Jesus, God’s true ‘parable’ does not force us to believe but draws us to Him, pope says
Christ “respects our freedom”. The pontiff conducts his first Angelus from Castel Gandolfo, where he will spend his summer break. During his address, he mentioned the sailors abducted by pirates on Day of the Sea. We must learn from Saint Benedict, Europe’s patron saint, on “how to give God the place that He deserves, the first place, offering Him, with prayers in the morning and evening, our daily activities.”
Pope on Orthodox Christmas, Gaza violence and children without childhood
During the Angelus of the Epiphany Benedict XVI sends his greetings to Orthodox communities, thanks all those who are trying to build peace between Israelis and Palestinians and calls for the release of tens of children abducted in the DRC. He also talks about the “disarming meekness of love” and the world’s hostility.
Christ, the foundation of hope needed by all men, Pope says
At the start of the Liturgical Year, Benedict XVI emphasises that Jesus Christ is the hope rich and developing peoples as well as believers and non-believers need. His thoughts go to AIDS patients, especially children and the very poor. He also greets the march organised to assert the religious, historical and cultural value of the Crucifix, in the wake of a ruling by the European Court.
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