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Pope Benedict XVI at the April 18, 2012 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

The liturgy raises hearts to God like no other prayer, Pope says

Sep 26, 2012

Pope Benedict says that the public prayer of the Church, known as the liturgy, is a wonderful school of prayer... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in Paul VI Audience Hall.

Pope reflects on prayer in Book of the Apocalypse

Sep 5, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says the final book of the Bible, which he referred to as the Book of the Apocalypse,... Read more

 Pope Benedict XVI holds a general audience at Castel Gandolfo.

Prayer is best source of courage for facing hostile world, Pope says

Aug 29, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says the heroic sanctity of St. John the Baptist proves that a solid life of prayer is... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in the Pope Paul VI Hall.

Prayer is the surest guide for life's troubles, Pope says

Jun 20, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says the life and writings of St. Paul should remind all Christians that the surest guide through... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in the Pope Paul VI Hall.

Pope explains how to let God work wonders

Jun 13, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says that the life of St. Paul shows that God can work wonders through those who grow... Read more

During his visit to Milan, Pope Benedict XVI meets with young people at the San Siro Stadium.

Pope recalls the 'inspiring witness' of Milan family gathering

Jun 6, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says he saw an “inspiring witness” during his three-day apostolic visit to the June 1-3 World Meeting... Read more

\Pope Benedict XVI at the April 18, 2012 general audience.

Pope is saddened by 'Vatileaks' case but trusts God

May 30, 2012

In a rare statement after today's general audience, Pope Benedict XVI said that while he is distressed by the “Vatileaks”... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Absentee dads hinder children’s understanding of God, Pope says

May 23, 2012

Dads who are absent from their family make it more difficult for their children to understand God as a loving... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square for the April 18, 2012 general audience.

Pope Benedict speaks about power of prayer in his life

May 9, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says he has been sustained during his seven years as pontiff by the prayers of people around... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square

Noisy world is enemy of prayer, says Pope Benedict

Mar 7, 2012

The constant noise that accompanies modern life is an enemy of God’s word being heard in prayer, Pope Benedict XVI... Read more