Archive of November 11, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 11, 2007

Elections crucial to Lebanon’s survival; Pope Benedict prays for solution

Nov 11, 2007 - 11:23 am .- Following the recitation of the Angelus today, Pope Benedict XVI appealed for a solution to the current political deadlock in Lebanon describing the approaching presidential elections as crucial to the nation's very survival.

The challenge of our time is to help everyone live with dignity, says Pope

Nov 11, 2007 - 11:18 am .- At today’s Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square, thousands of faithful gathered to hear Pope Benedict XVI’s challenge to “respond to the great challenge of our time: to build a world of peace and justice in which every man can live with dignity." To accomplish this, the Holy Father called on his listeners to follow the example of St. Martin of Tours. At the outset of his usual meditation, the Holy Father said that "today, the Church celebrates St. Martin, the bishop of Tours, one of the most famous and revered saints of Europe.