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The Holy Father: Wednesday General Audience – “Pray for me and the future Pope, the Lord will guide us”- Full Text.”

(Vatican Radio) Even though only 3500 tickets had been distributed for this Wednesday’s general audience, thousands more flocked to the Paul VI hall hoping to gain access for Pope Benedict XVI’s penultimate audience with pilgrims. As soon as the Holy … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: What Mary teaches us about faith.

  (Vatican Radio) “Mary is filled with joy on learning that she is to be the mother of Jesus, God’s Son made man. True joy comes from union with God”, but she also teaches us that “everyone’s life of faith … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: Discerning God’s presence in a distracted world

(Vatican Radio) “Advent … reminds us again and again that God is not removed from the world, He is not absent, we were not left to ourselves, but He comes to us in different ways, which we need to learn … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: Pathways to God; the world, man, faith.

(Vatican Radio) In the fourth installment in his series of lessons on the Creed this Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of finding pathways to God in today’s world where faith is often considered irrelevant or useless. Remembering, always, that it … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: Pope’s personal memories of Vatican II

(Vatican Radio) – On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Benedict XVI dedicated his Wednesday General Audience Catechesis to his memories of that “Great Gathering”, which like a fresco, was a … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: Praying as the Body of Christ

(Vatican Radio) There was palpable excitement among the 20 thousand pilgrims and visitors to St Peter’s Square this Wednesday. The opening of the XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation, is now only days … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: The Truth is the truth, there is no compromise

 The feast of John the Baptist’s martyrdom, “reminds us, Christians of our time that we can not stoop to compromises with the love of Christ, his Word, the Truth. The Truth is the Truth and there is no compromise”, said … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori.

Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during this morning’s general audience (AP) (Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI resumed his weekly appointment with pilgrims this Wednesday, who packed into Castel Gandolfo’s tiny “Freedom Square” to hear the Pope’s latest installment in his … Continue reading

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WORLD MEETING IN MILAN: AN EPIPHANY OF THE FAMILY: Wednesday General Audience.

Vatican City, 6 June 2012 (VIS) – Benedict XVI focused his catechesis during this morning’s general audience on his recent trip to Milan, his first pastoral trip as Peter’s Successor to that Italian archdiocese where he had participated in the … Continue reading

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BENEDICT XVI: AT MOMENTS OF DIFFICULTY I HAVE FELT THE SUPPORT OF YOUR PRAYERS. Wednesday General Audience.

Vatican City, 9 May 2012  – “From the first moment of my election as Successor of St. Peter I have always felt supported by the prayers of the Church, by your prayers, especially at moments of greatest difficultly, and I … Continue reading

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JESUS’ PRAYER BEFORE DYING: Wednesday General Audience

Vatican City, (VIS) – The prayer of Jesus at the moment of His death, as narrated by St. Mark and St. Matthew was the theme of Benedict XVI’s catechesis during his general audience, held this morning in the Paul VI … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS MEANS BRINGING GOD’S JOY AND LIGHT TO OTHERS – The Holy Father’s Wednesday Catechesis.

CHRISTMAS MEANS BRINGING GOD’S JOY AND LIGHT TO OTHERS VATICAN CITY, 4 JAN 2012 (VIS) – The Holy Father held his weekly general audience this morning in the Paul VI Hall, in the presence of 7,000 pilgrims. Benedict XVI dedicated … Continue reading

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HOLY FAMILY, AN ICON OF THE DOMESTIC CHURCH: Wednesday General Audience.

VATICAN CITY, 28 DEC 2011 (VIS) – Prayer in the Holy Family of Nazareth was the theme of Benedict XVI’s catechesis during today’s general audience, which was held in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 7,000 pilgrims. “The … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS: ETERNITY ENTERS INTO CONFINES OF TIME AND SPACE: The Holy Father’s Wednesday General Audience.

VATICAN CITY, 21 DEC 2011 (VIS) – “The greeting on everyone’s lips during this period is ‘Merry Christmas! Happy Christmas Holidays!’. Let us ensure that, also in our modern societies, this exchange of good wishes does not lose its profound … Continue reading

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DIVINE REVELATION DOES NOT FOLLOW EARTHLY LOGIC: Wednesday General Audience.

VATICAN CITY, 7 DEC 2911 – Benedict XVI dedicated the catechesis of today’s Wednesday audience, celebrated in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, to the Messianic Hymn of Jubilee, Jesus’ prayer of praise recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, … Continue reading

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