Archive of November 25, 2007

Pope asks new cardinals to pray for peace and unity

Nov 25, 2007 - 12:21 pm .- As the Pope addressed the 23 new cardinals, he reminded them that their “first and foremost mission,” is to provide constant life for the Church and to pray for peace and unity, especially among the disciples of Christ.   During the Celebration of the Eucharist at St. Peter's Basilica, the Holy Father gave each of the new Princes of the Church the ring that symbolizes their affiliation to the College of Cardinals and the "new dignity, pastoral petition and stronger union with the See of St. Peter the Apostle."

Pope requests prayers for the Holy Land

Nov 25, 2007 - 11:58 am .- In his Sunday Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI looked toward the summit which begins next Tuesday in Annapolis, Maryland, between the Palestinians and Israelis to achieve “a just and definitive solution” to the conflict over the past six decades in the Holy Land.   “Next Tuesday, ... Israelis and Palestinians, with the help of the international community, will attempt to re-launch the negotiation process to find a just and lasting solution to the conflict since 60 years ago…” that has led to “many tears and suffering” among the two groups, said the Holy Father during his midday Angelus from the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica.

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