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Archive of December 29, 2006

Pope Benedict receives more than three million people at Vatican in 2006

Vatican City, Dec 29, 2006 (CNA) - The Vatican announced this week that during the past year more than three million faithful participated in public meetings with the Pope, either in the Vatican or at his summer residence of Castelgandolfo.
 
According to statistics released by the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household, a total of 3,222,820 people attended the Wednesday general audiences, special audiences, liturgical celebrations and Sunday Angelus prayers during the course of the year.
 
The Wednesday general audiences, held in St. Peter's Square and the Paul VI Hall, attracted 1,031,500 people. This figure reflects the number of tickets distributed, and does not take into account the thousands of faithful who arrive without tickets and also participate.
 
The Angelus prayers of 2006 drew a total of 1,295,000 people to St. Peter's Square, while more than half a million attended the various liturgical ceremonies presided by the Holy Father, 196,000 in April alone.

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Pope prays for peace and for the Church in Africa

Vatican City, Dec 29, 2006 (CNA) - The Vatican released the prayer intentions of Pope Benedict XVI for January, this morning.  The Holy Father will offer his first general intentions of 2007 for a renewed commitment to peace in the world and for the Catholic Church on the African continent.

The Pope prayed, "That in our time, unfortunately marked by many episodes of violence, the pastors of the Church may continue to indicate the way of peace and understanding among peoples."

Announcing his mission intention he prayed, "That the Church in Africa may become a constantly more authentic witness of the Good News of Christ and be committed, in every nation, to the promotion of reconciliation and peace."

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