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Benedict XVI's Message in Cuba

The Pope's opening address, calling for the "rebirth" of Cuban society. With Rome Reports video of papal Mass and gift of a golden rose to Our Lady of Charity, "true mother of the Cuban people."

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"Large families are a witness to faith"

Addressing the crowd after his general audience on February 15, Benedict XVI said that "large families are a witness to faith, and a source of wealth and hope for the entire country."

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Address of Benedict XVI at Ecumenical Prayer Service

“Grant that we may all be one, as you are one with the Father”: Did Jesus’ prayer go unheard? The history of Christianity is in some sense the visible element of this drama in which Christ strives and suffers with us human beings. Ever anew he must endure the rejection of unity, yet ever anew unity takes place with him and thus with the triune God. Adress of Benedict XVI during the Apostolic Journey to Germany, on 2011 during an ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE

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The Pope's "Three Wishes" for Christmas

On December 7, Benedict XVI lit the world's largest Christmas tree, and expressed "three wishes" for this Christmas. With link to homily at Midnight Mass in St. Peter's

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Benedict XVI: "Love the Word of God"

In an apostolic exhortation on the Word of God with conclusions from the 2008 Synod, the Pope points, among other saints, to St. Josemaría as "a ray of light streaming forth from the word of God."

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Pope Urges Students to Grow in Holiness

When addressing the Catholic students of England, Scotland and Wales during his recent visit, Benedict XVI said: " I want the very best for you. And by far the best thing for you is to grow in holiness."

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Lent: Path of Conversion

In his 17 February 2010 general audience, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the meaning of Lent in Christian life.

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John Paul II: "You come to Finland to do Opus Dei"

The Pope raised his eyes and looked intently at him. "The best way to help the Church in Finland," he said, "is to do Opus Dei." Fr. Barto Menchen recalls this encounter.

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