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Pope: marital fidelity bears witness to the love of God in today's world
Benedict XVI retracing his journey to Croatia at the general audience, says that Europe's vocation is to preserve and renew "a humanism that focuses on the conscience of man, his transcendent openness and at the same time his historical reality, capable of inspiring political projects that are diverse and yet converge on constructing a substantive democracy, founded on ethical values rooted in human nature itself. "
Pope calls on Altar servers to communicate the gift of friendship with Christ to their peers
A festive and colourful general audience dedicated to 55 thousand altar servers from across Europe, mostly Germans. Benedict XVI appeals for people affected by natural disasters in Russia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Pope: one can testify to faith without sensational works
At the general audience, Benedict XVI illustrated the figure of St Bartholomew. "Our knowledge of Jesus needs above all a living experience."
Pope: no opposition between science and faith, despite past "misunderstandings"
In the general audience, Benedict XVI illustrates the figure of Saint Albert the Great, a man of "prodigious" culture. The memory of Enrico Medi and scientists who "have pursued their research inspired by wonder and gratitude" to the Creator.
Pope: “well prepared married couples close the door to divorce ”
During his audience address, revoking the figure of St. John Chrysostom, Benedict XVI recalls the “sedition of Antioch” against taxes and comments : “you can see that some things never change in the course of history”.
Pius X, the Pope of the Catechism and personal union with Christ
Benedict XVI dedicated today's audience to Pope Giuseppe Sarto, who gave his name to the catechism for children. A humble, simple personality, full of charity towards the needy. As pope who opened the field to reform of the Curia, the code of canon law, seminary formation, the liturgy. He urged the faithful to draw closer to the sacraments on a daily basis and lowered to 7 the age to receive Holy Communion. Groups from Sri Lanka present at audience.
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