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Pope: "The family, a living organism where the Word of God should never be lacking"
Benedict XVI recalled the fifth World Meeting of Families and underlined the importance of a renewal of faith among adults, who may then communicate it to new generations. He made an appeal for a serious and credible commitment to peace in the Holy Land and Iraq. There was a blessing for the Interreligious Summit of the Patriarchate of Moscow.
Pope: may the bishop of Mosul be freed, and the violence in the Holy Land ended
Appeals from Benedict XVI, who at the Angelus expresses sadness over the kidnapping of Archbishop Rahho, and calls for the continuation of efforts to give a future to Iraq. Of the Israelis and Palestinians, he asks for an end to the spiral of violence: only by demonstrating respect for human life can the land of Jesus have peace.
14/03/2006 Vatican - holy land
Vatican: "Presence of Christians in the Holy Land, fundamental for peace"
In a letter addressed to Catholic bishops worldwide for the traditional "pro Terra Sancta" collection, Cardinal Moussa I Daoud writes of an area which has been "the scene of decades-long conflict" and which is causing the "disturbing phenomenon" of the exodus of Christians.
Pope: Charity is "the badge of a Christian"
Angelus, Benedict XVI invites prayers for peace in the Holy Land and thoughts for those who have lost their jobs in the economic crisis. World Day of Leprosy Suffers.
14/12/2006 VATICAN-HOLY LAND
Pope’s gift for new pastoral centre in Nazareth
Benedict XVI has offered the sum of one million euros collected in offerings during his trip to Bavaria. The money will be consigned to the Custodian of the Holy Land for a centre near the Basilica of the Annunciation. The pope “hopes that thus Christians in the Holy Land will feel the closeness of all Christians.”
Pope: Israelis and Palestinians must stop the violence in the Holy Land
At the Angelus, Benedict XVI also recalls the kidnapping of Archbishop Rahho. This morning, among the young people at the Centro San Lorenzo, commenting on the resurrection of Lazarus, the pope spoke of the hope and faith that the gesture of Jesus is intended to produce, today as then.
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