Archive of August 19, 2007

Pope Benedict sending Secretary of State to Peru

Aug 19, 2007 - 11:08 am .- After reciting the Angelus prayer today, the Pope remembered those affected by the “devastating earthquake” in Peru and announced that he is sending the Vatican’s Secretary of State with help from the Church.  

Pope Benedict XVI says that true peace, the peace of Jesus, is not free from division

Aug 19, 2007 - 09:42 am .- “The peace that Jesus brings is the fruit of a constant struggle against evil”, Pope Benedict XVI told the faithful today.  And he explained that that struggle can result in division.  The Holy Father was referring to today’s reading from the Gospel of Luke (12:51-53) in which Jesus presents his mission of bringing peace to the world.  Quoting Jesus’ words in full, the Pope said:  “Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth?  No, I tell you, but rather division....

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