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The primacy of Peter is universal and open to martyrdom, says pope
Benedict XVI visits Rome's Major Seminary. Christians are the most persecuted group in the world because they do not conform. They are different because they are against selfishness and materialism. Pope says no to the "prophets of doom" for whom it is time for the Church to die. "The Church is always renewing itself; it is always reborn."
Pope: Immaculate Mary, reflection of the Beauty that saves the world
On the feast of the Virgin, Benedict XVI also recalls "the overwhelming evidence" of original sin and evil in society and in ourselves. In the afternoon, the pope goes to Piazza di Spagna to honor the statue of Mary, "mother of all the redeemed."
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: there is much talk of the Church of Rome, we hope they also speak of our faith
Visiting the Major Seminary of Rome, Benedict XVI emphasizes that the Christian must not "conform himself" to powers which “almost demand adoration” such as the world of finance and the media, which risk transforming the world into a virtual reality.
Only respecting the human person can peace be promoted, says Pope
To mark the beginning of 2007, the Pope addresses diplomatic envoys, highlighting the world’s dark and bright spots like the lack of religious freedom in Asia, conflicts in Africa, tensions in the Middle East, hunger, attacks against life and the family and disarmament negotiations at a standstill. However, he also stresses the growing awareness of the need for dialogue.
16/08/2010 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Over 55,000 Vietnamese at feast of Our Lady of La Vang, waiting for the Pope
Also present were some bishops and 120 priests from various dioceses in Vietnam. At the conclusion of the Jubilee, January 6 next year, millions of pilgrims are expected from the country and abroad.
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