Archive of August 5, 2007

Pope Benedict--"Material riches are no assurance of salvation, but can in fact seriously compromise it"

Aug 5, 2007 - 11:12 am .- In his Angelus address today, Pope Benedict called on the faithful to heed Christ’s warning not to become attached to the world’s riches. He emphasized his point by giving several examples of faithful people who have put their treasure in heaven. Addressing a large group of cheering faithful on Sunday in Castel Gandolfo, his summer residence, the Pope stressed that “material riches, although a good, are not an absolute good”.  He added:  “Above all, they are no assurance of salvation, but can in fact seriously compromise it”. 

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