On Feb. 4, Pope Benedict XVI will release his official message for Lent. The title of his 2010 message for the Lenten season is "The Righteousness of God has been manifested through Faith in Christ."
The presentation of Pope's words will be overseen by the President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, in the John Paul II Hall of the Holy See's Press Office.
Also taking part in the message's release will be Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, president emeritus of the European Parliament and Monsignor Giampietro Dal Toso, under-secretary of Cor Unum.
The Pope's message takes its theme from the Book of Romans. The season of Lent begins on Feb. 17 this year.