Archive of July 8, 2006

Holy Father tells seminarians to follow Jesus without hesitation

Jul 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- At the conclusion of his visit to Valencia’s cathedral, Pope Benedict XVI took a moment to greet the many seminarians preparing for the priesthood in Spain and to pray the Angelus with them and their families.  The Holy Father told the men that they should fully embrace their time of preparation for the priesthood.

Pope Benedict thanks, encourages Spanish bishops in the face of "rapid secularization"

Jul 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Following Pope Benedict XVI’s ceremonious arrival at the Valencia airport and a brief stop to pray at the site of the victims of Monday’s Metro disaster, the Holy Father arrived at Valencia’s Cathedral to greet the bishops, religious, and clergy gathered there. He also delivered a letter to the episcopate of Spain.

Pope Benedict arrives in Spain for World Meeting of Families

Jul 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Upon his arrival today at Valencia’s airport, the Holy Father was met by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos, who welcomed the Pope on behalf of the people of Spain.  Pope Benedict greeted the many dignitaries gathered for his arrival, church officials, and those involved in the governing of the country, as well as all present and listening or watching through various media.

Pope stops motorcade to pray at site of metro disaster

Jul 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Between his arrival at the Valencia Airport, and prior to his official visit to the city’s cathedral, Pope Benedict visited the Jesus Metro Station where 42 people lost their lives.

Pope: Christian marriage values make love healthier, stronger, and more truly free

Jul 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Addressing the hundreds of thousands gathered in Valencia for the Fifth World Meeting of Families, Pope Benedict XVI said that a Christian view of love magnifies the happiness which men and women encounter in marriage.

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