Archive of May 11, 2008

Pope Benedict appeals for peace in Lebanon

May 11, 2008 - 12:25 pm .- Shortly after celebrating the Mass of Pentecost in the St. Peter’s Basilica today, the Holy Father reappeared in the window of his study to greet pilgrims on Pentecost Sunday. During his Regina Coeli address, the Pope spoke about Pentecost, and made an appeal for Lebanon, the only country in the Middle East whose constitution calls for a Christian president.

The Holy Spirit brings peace that the world cannot give, Pope says

May 11, 2008 - 11:35 am .- This morning Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the Mass of Pentecost at St. Peter’s Basilica. In his homily, the Holy Father spoke about the ”harmony of gifts” of the Holy Spirit, and emphasized the responsibility of the Church to become an instrument of peace, a theme Pope Benedict has recited often in recent days.

Church leaders in Kenya seek to pacify violent tribal sect

May 11, 2008 - 01:22 am .- Church leaders in central Kenya have asked the government to enter talks with a banned ultra-traditionalist tribal sect that has both committed bizarre murders and extortion while campaigning to impose circumcision and a strict dress code on women.

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