Archive of December 2, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 2, 2007

Without God, man and the world will be deprived of hope, warns the Pope

Dec 2, 2007 - 11:44 am .- Presiding over today’s Angelus on the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged the awakening of hearts to the hope of Christ and assured that it is His love, not science, which will redeem man.  Without Him, man and the world “will be deprived of hope.”   Referring to his second Spe Salvi encyclical published last Friday, the Pope explained that the New Testament stresses that “the word 'hope' is linked closely to the word 'faith'.” This gift alters the lives of those who receive it, “as evidenced by the experience of so many saints and holy people.” 

Pope shares message of hope with those suffering from neurological problems

Dec 2, 2007 - 11:38 am .- Bearing a message of Christian hope, the Holy Father visited the “San Giovanni Battista” Hospital, stressing that hospitals can become “privileged places that are a testimony to the Christian love that fuels hope.”In the Hospital for the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the Holy Father celebrated Mass for the first Sunday of Advent with more than 350 parishioners, dozens of patients, along with their families, doctors and nurses.