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An event that promises hope

· Benedict XVI on the joint declaration signed in Warsaw by the Patriarch of Moscow and the President of the Polish Bishops ·

Before the Angelus the Pope focuses on the meaning of Christ, bread of life for humanity

“An important event that promises hope for the future”. In this way the Pope defined the joint declaration signed by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kyrill I and by the President of the Polish Bishops' Conference Archbishop Jozéf Michailik in Warsaw on Friday, 17 August. The Holy Father said this when he greeted a group of Polish faithful in Castel Gandolfo on Sunday, 19 August, at the Marian prayer. It was an important event as he expressed “the desire to cultivate the fraternal union and to collaborate in spreading Gospel values in the world today”. Before the prayer Benedict XVI focused on the meaning of the miracle of the loaves and the fishes, as Jesus revealed  in his speech at the synagogue of Capernaum. Christ, who is the bread of life, the Pope added, is “the grain of wheat which has fallen to the ground of history” and is “the first fruits of the new humanity”.

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