» 03/21/2005, 00.00
Palm Sunday, when hope lies with the young
Despite storms Lebanon won't die, says Maronite Bishop of Beirut.
Crisis shadows Palm Sunday celebrations
Catholic and Orthodox mark the festivity by calling political groups to greater responsibility. Patriarch Sfeir criticizes all those who block reconciliation, the Maronite bishop of Beirut asks the International community to protect the Christian presence in the Middle East
Pope silently blesses young people from his study window
New energies for the Church and the Pope from the Cross of Jesus, says Cardinal Ruini
For the first time in 26 years, John Paul II does not take part in Palm Sunday celebrations with the young people of World Youth Day. But Cardinal Ruini presents him as a witness of the strength of the faith in suffering.
Pope: As Holy Week begins we ask ourselves, who is Jesus of Nazareth
Benedict XVI celebrates the rite of Palm Sunday, which begins Holy Week and coincides with the 27th World Youth Day. Receive from Christ " a look of blessing: a wise and loving look, capable of grasping the world’s beauty and having compassion on its fragility ", because God does not feel "disgust" for any of the things he has created. To the young: Palm Sunday is "the day of decision, the decision to welcome the Lord and follow him to the very end", as did St. Clare, for whom we mark the 800th anniversary of her conversion and consecration. "Praise", "thanks" and "prayer" to "be in profound communion of love with Christ who suffered, died and rose again for us."
Pope: "Young people, do not be afraid to proclaim the Gospel of the Cross!"
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