Vatican City, Dec 5, 2012 / 10:31 am
As the Church celebrates the season of Advent, Pope Benedict said that Catholics should remember "God is present" and recall his "plan of loving goodness."
"Advent invites us, in the midst of many difficulties, to renew the assurance that God is present," he told thousands in his general audience at the Vatican on Dec. 5.
Pope Benedict XVI called Advent the time which prepares us for the coming of Christ, which he said is "the great plan of loving goodness," which God wants to use to draw us to him.
"He came into the world, becoming a man like us, to fulfill his plan of love and God demands we become a sign of action in the world," he told the pilgrims at Paul VI Hall.