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Pope Benedict XVI bids quiet farewell to Cardinals [full text]

A meeting with College of Cardinals at 11:OO AM (Rome time) was the last official event of Pope Benedict XVI. It took place in beautiful frescoed Clementine Hall attended by 144 cardinals those who will elect new Pope and those over 80. In his farewell address the Pontiff said “May God show you [...]

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Pope’s speech at his Final General Audience, February 27

Under a clear blue sky with temperatures in the low 40s, the pope arrived for his last public audience shortly after 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2013, standing and waving for almost 15 minutes as his white popemobile made a circuit through the square. Some 150,000 pilgrims gathered at St. Peter’s Square [...]

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“2013: Our Lenten Journey From Calvary to Caritas” – Letter of the Superior General

“This year, our Lenten journey begins early. Yet, it is never too soon for Vincentian Family to contemplate the gifts of faith in Jesus Christ along with the heritage of hope, our charism,” writes Fr. Gregory Gay CM, Superior General at the beginning of his letter for Lent. Then, he continues, “Lent and [...]

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Homily of Pope Benedict XVI in Ash Wednesday Eucharist

“It is never too late to return to God” and that faith is necessarily ecclesial, was a main message of the homily Pope Benedict XVI has given in a moving Ash Wednesday ceremony. This was last public homily of his pontificate. This year, the Ash Wednesday ceremony was moved from its traditional location [...]

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Lent 2013 – Message of the Pope Benedict XVI

Christians must take care not only of themselves but also for others, knowing that our lives are interdependent, both in good and in evil. Both sin and acts of love have a social dimension – says Pope Benedict XVI in the Message for Lent 2013 – In today’s Church there is a [...]

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Benedict XVI declares resignation

“After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty… [that I am] no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry… from 28 February 2013, at 2000 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the [...]

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