» 04/06/2011, 00.00
ITALY – PAKISTAN
Support my work on behalf of minorities in the footsteps of Shabbaz, says Paul Bhatti
The Bible of the slain Catholic minister is added to the collection of tokens kept at Rome’s Saint Bartholomew Basilica to remember the martyrs. Faisalabad bishop says Bhatti bore witness to “peace and love” in a country victimised by intolerance in the name of religion.
Pope: Rome, unity and mission to all peoples at feast of Peter and Paul
Benedict XVI emphasises the mission of the two apostles, and that of the see of Rome, to emphasise the unity and universality of the Catholic faith. Also present Bartholomew I, patriarch of Constantinople, in Rome for the beginning of the Pauline Year. The pontiff gave 40 archbishops the pallium, sign of Christ's "care" for humanity and of collegial communion with the pope.
Pope: Christian unity requires "all of our energy and efforts", but prayer above all
At the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Benedict XVI recalls that this event has existed for one hundred years, and that for 40 years meditations and prayers for this appointment have been prepared together with the World Council of Churches. In this bimillennial Pauline year, the effort for unity takes on special significance.
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More than 200 pilgrims celebrate World Youth Day in Faisalabad
Young Pakistani Catholics bear witness to the mission in the country. They sing, pray and take part in a Eucharistic procession led by the local bishop with a heart turned to the Pope and the youth of the world.
Follow Saint Paul in one’s passion for Christ and the Gospel, says Pope
Benedict XVI sums up the positive results of the Pauline Year which comes to an end tonight. Saint Paul is also a model for priests in this Year for Priests which just began. The Pontiff greets the parish priest and the faithful from Latakiyah (Syria). Tonight the Pontiff will preside over Vespers in the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, together with representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
Pope: Happy Chinese New Year, celebrating Saint Paul’s conversion
Benedict XVI extends his Best Wishes to the peoples of East Asia, that they may live in joy and harmony with God and creation. Conversion means welcoming salvation and the gift of Jesus’ love, which saves us from selfishness and sadness. The Pontiff also marked World Leprosy Day and the end of Christian Unity Week at St Paul’s Outside the Walls Basilica. Two children release two doves from the Pope’s window.
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