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Pope says spiritually dry world needs faith of Christians

Oct 24, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said at his Oct. 24 general audience that the world’s “spiritual desert” must be transformed into “fertile soil” by Christians who live their faith to its fullest.

Pope will deliver year-long teaching series on restoring faith

Oct 17, 2012 - 01:33 pm .- At his first general audience during the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI initiated a new, year-long cycle of teachings aimed at healing the division between what Christians say they profess, what they actually believe, and how they live their lives.

Pope prays for Middle East Christians in Arabic

Oct 10, 2012 - 02:12 pm .- After his recent visit to the Church in Lebanon, Pope Benedict added Arabic to the list of official languages used at his weekly general audiences, launching the effort by offering the promise of his prayers in Arabic.

Pope calls Vatican II a 'moment of grace' in Church history

Oct 10, 2012 - 10:54 am .- On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s opening, Pope Benedict XVI described it as a “moment of grace” in the recent history of the Church. 

Christians excited to hear Pope's messages in Arabic

Oct 9, 2012 - 12:34 pm .- Arab Christians are reacting positively to the decision to include Arabic as one of the official languages used at the Pope’s weekly general audience.

The liturgy raises hearts to God like no other prayer, Pope says

Sep 26, 2012 - 10:42 am .- Pope Benedict says that the public prayer of the Church, known as the liturgy, is a wonderful school of prayer which raises the human heart to God like no other form of worship.

Pope reflects on prayer in Book of the Apocalypse

Sep 5, 2012 - 11:12 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says the final book of the Bible, which he referred to as the Book of the Apocalypse, provides Christians with a vision of a Church fully in communion with Jesus Christ in prayer.

Prayer is best source of courage for facing hostile world, Pope says

Aug 29, 2012 - 10:39 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says the heroic sanctity of St. John the Baptist proves that a solid life of prayer is the best source of courage for Christians facing a modern world that is hostile to God and those who love him. 

Prayer is the surest guide for life's troubles, Pope says

Jun 20, 2012 - 12:28 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI says the life and writings of St. Paul should remind all Christians that the surest guide through the trials of life is prayer.

Pope explains how to let God work wonders

Jun 13, 2012 - 10:24 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says that the life of St. Paul shows that God can work wonders through those who grow ever closer to him in prayer.

Pope recalls the 'inspiring witness' of Milan family gathering

Jun 6, 2012 - 11:38 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says he saw an “inspiring witness” during his three-day apostolic visit to the June 1-3 World Meeting of Families in Milan.

Pope is saddened by 'Vatileaks' case but trusts God

May 30, 2012 - 10:25 am .- In a rare statement after today's general audience, Pope Benedict XVI said that while he is distressed by the “Vatileaks” case, the Church will not lack God's help for the trials it encounters.

Absentee dads hinder children’s understanding of God, Pope says

May 23, 2012 - 11:42 am .- Dads who are absent from their family make it more difficult for their children to understand God as a loving father, Pope Benedict XVI said on May 23.

Pope Benedict speaks about power of prayer in his life

May 9, 2012 - 11:53 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says he has been sustained during his seven years as pontiff by the prayers of people around the world.

Noisy world is enemy of prayer, says Pope Benedict

Mar 7, 2012 - 11:15 am .- The constant noise that accompanies modern life is an enemy of God’s word being heard in prayer, Pope Benedict XVI said. 

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