Vatican City, Mar 24, 2010 / 13:07 pm
Earthquake victims in Chile and the sanctity of life were among the matters Pope Benedict touched on in the individual language greetings after the catechesis at Wednesday's General Audience.
Greeting the Spanish pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on a mostly overcast morning in Rome, Pope Benedict welcomed Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic the president of the Chilean Bishops' Conference, and a delegation from the same country that had brought an image of the "Virgen del Carmen" for a blessing.
The Pope acknowledged the group and blessed the image "as a sign of affection to the children of that
country, that celebrates its bicentenary."
Benedict XVI added that he will continue to accompany them "in these moments of difficulty following the recently suffered earthquake."