Archive of December 16, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 16, 2007

After the Angelus prayer, Benedict XVI askes for prayers for world peace

Dec 16, 2007 - 06:28 pm .- At the end of today’s Angelus prayer, the Pope urged that, in this time of Advent, the faithful pray "for a renewed peace in the places of the world that live in conflict." In his greetings to the faithful in French, the Holy Father encouraged them to "to prepare for the coming of the Lord, since those who know the joy of that hope, know it does not disappoint, so renewed, they should pray for peace in the parts of the world in conflict, for all our brothers, especially children, who can benefit from the gift of peace, which we all need."

Christian Joy is possible even in the midst of the dark night of faith, encourages the Pope

Dec 16, 2007 - 11:36 am .- Is it possible to live with Christian joy in a world such as ours? This is the question that Pope Benedict answered this morning as he reflected on the feast celebrated today—“Gaudete” (Rejoice) Sunday. The Pope answered this pressing question by explaining that, “men and women of all ages and social status, have happily devoted their lives to others,” these people, "who love as Christ loves; and avoid the values of the world, which preaches "the pursuit of pleasure at any cost," are able to live in Christian joy.