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Pope: Read a small passage from the Gospel every day and offer it to others
At the Angelus, Pope Francis suggests a practical way to live the Transfiguration: read a passage from the Gospel every day, carry it with you "in your pocket" in a "little book". "The Father invites us to listen to Jesus", "not the Pope". A prayer for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight and their families. Greetings to the John XXIII Community and to Erbil Catholic School, in Iraqi Kurdistan .
Pope launches "pressing appeal" for Ukraine, for "all initiatives in favor of dialogue and harmony"
"This week we begin Lent, which is the journey of the People of God towards Easter, a journey of conversion, to combat evil with the weapons of prayer, fasting and mercy". "The shroud has no pockets! It is better to share, because we bring into Heaven only what we have shared with others".
Pope: In life's darker moments, listen to Christ, like Mary
Benedict XVI urged worshippers to dedicate time to listening to the Word of God and to listen to him in "the lowly and the poor".
17/02/2008 VATICAN - LEBANON
Pope: The Transfiguration and the way of the Cross. An appeal for Lebanon
Benedict XVI asks politicians of the Lebanese nation to find the ways of reconciliation, and choose a head of state. At the reflection before the Angelus, he emphasises the Transfiguration, as an anticipation of the resurrection, which presupposes following Jesus on the way of the Cross.
Pope appeals for Christians in Iraq and prays for the earthquake victims in Chile
In his first public address after his retreat, Benedict XVI expresses solidarity with Christians and people of Iraq and calls on the country's authorities to "ensure security" not to be dominated by "vested interests" for the support of the international community. Request for solidarity for the victims of the earthquake in Chile. During Lent, faithful and priests are invited to "constant meditation" on the Gospel. The attitude of the disciples in the transfiguration of Jesus
Pope: prayer “matter of life and death” for Christians
Taking his cue from the Transfiguration, Benedict XVI said prayer was not a flight from reality but the full union of our will with that of God. Next Saturday, the pope will lead a vigil that will see the participation of students from Europe and Asia thanks to radio and television links.
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