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Viaggi Apostolici

 

The Family, Resource of the Future

The family is, “a decisive resource,” not only for, “regenerating the Church anew,” but also for, “giving life to the social fabric of the nation.” ...

Like the flame of a precious lamp

The insistent and prolonged applause in the Cathedral of Zagreb which concluded Benedict XVI’s homily in front of the tomb of Blessed Stepinac, perfectly captures ...

Europe united in diversity

On Saturday morning, 4 June, the Holy Father flew to Zagreb, Croatia, on his 19th Apostolic Journey. It had been arranged to coincide with the ...

A Clear Reflection

A reflection on the Europe of today came from Benedict XVI during a meeting with journalists who accompanied him to Croatia and upon his arrival ...

For a Catholicity open to all

Holy Father, you have already been to Croatia several times and your predecessor made three trips to this country. Can we speak of a special ...

Together in Christ to renew society

The Church in Croatia is ready to welcome Benedict XVI with great joy in Zagreb June 4th and 5th. The Pope comes on the occasion ...

Families open to life, a resource for the future

“ Do not give in to that secularized mentality which proposes living together as a preparation, or even a substitute for marriage!”, the Holy Father ...

Bridges of dialogue between peoples and nations

It is necessary to seek harmony between faith and reason so that they may always be inspired by ethical principles. This was the Pope’s recommendation ...

Witnesses open to the reasons of modern man

To live life in the logic of communion, solidarity and sharing, hence “in the Eucharistic logic, as a gift to God and to others”. This ...

In a changed world the precious heritage of the Christian faith

The Holy Father urged the delegates of the Second Ecclesial Convention of Aquileia — to be held next spring — to spread God’s love for ...

Able to swim against the tide

There is a real need for Christians who can “swim against the tide”, to build “a society worthy of man”. The Holy Father said this ...

In the Waters of the World

All papal visits are privileged encounters between the successor of Peter and the Catholic community that invites him to confirm them in the faith. Their ...

Benedict XVI's Visit to Aquileia and Venice  7-8 May 2011

Art and water inexplicably converge in Venice. In particular the old and the new fuse together like no place else in the world, similar to ...

Economic and social measures  to support women, families and life

On Sunday morning, 7 November, the Holy Father had a Private meeting with Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain in the Museum Hall ...

God resounds anew under the skies of Europe

On Saturday afternoon, 6 November, after his Visit to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the Holy Father went to the ‘Plaza del Obradoiro’ where ...

Respect for life and human dignity

On Sunday evening, 7 November Benedict XVI visited the “Obra Benéfico-Social del Nen Déu,” which serves the children of needy families, many of whom suffer ...

The poor shall always be welcome in the Church

After presiding at Mass on 7 November, the Holy Father left the Church of the Sagrada Família by the “Porta de Naizement” and entered the ...

Adiós Spain

On Sunday evening, 7 November Benedict XVI concluded his Visit. Before returning to Rome, a Departure Ceremony was held at Barcelona International Airport. After H.M. ...

God's forest

Pope Benedict XVI's Journey to Spain, the second in less than five years, turned out to be both historic — because of its importance — ...

Without Truth there is no real freedom

On Saturday, 6 November, Benedict XVI went from the airport to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela where he prayed briefly at the Tomb of ...

The Church is the window  between Christ and men

On Saturday morning, 6 November Benedict XVI flew to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He was met by Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of ...

Journeying on

Benedict XVI's Visit to Spain is the symbolic expression of the deepest reality of the Bishop of Rome's Journeys across the world. The Pope himself ...

Sicily to breathe anew

Ten hours sufficed for Benedict xvi to speak to the truest heart of Palermo, of Sicily and of the Sicilians. And, through them, to the ...

The Mafia is a deadly path incompatible with the Gospel

On Sunday, 3 October, the concluding event on the Holy Father's agenda in Palermo, was his Address in Piazza Politeama to the young people and ...

Christ establishes the priest's status not the world

On Sunday afternoon, 3 October, in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Palermo, the Holy Father spoke to the Bishops, priests, men and ...

The power of faith and the courage to do good overcome resignation

On Sunday, 3 October, the Holy Father left Rome from Ciampino Airport on his first Pastoral Visit to Palermo for the regional ecclesial Meeting of ...

In Christian communities may no one be marginalized or in need

On Sunday, 3 October, after presiding at Mass the Holy Father led the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful. Before the Marian prayer, he ...

An historic event

On Wednesday, 22 September at the General Audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall, the Holy Father reflected on his Visit to the United Kingdom ...

Success for the Pope in the United Kingdom also in the ecumenical field

Benedict XVI's Visit to the United Kingdom was also a great success in the ecumenical context. Archbishop Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for ...

A keen intellect and a prolific pen at the service of God

On Sunday morning, 19 September, the Holy Father beatified Cardinal John Henry Newman. The Pope took his leave of the Apostolic Nuncio and travelled by ...

The Kindly Light

A Church which sought to be attractive in the eyes of the world would be on the wrong track because her duty is to make ...

The truth that sets us free calls for witness

On Saturday afternoon, 18 September, after his Visit to St Peter's Residence, a short drive in the popemobile brought Benedict XVI to Hyde Park where ...

Cardinal Keith O’Brien's and Archbishop Vincent Nichols' greetings to the Pope

The following is Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh's address to Pope Benedict XVI at Oscott in Birmingham on Sunday, 19 September. ...

An important message for everyone

The following is the address given by the Hon. Mr David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, during the Farewell Ceremony. Your Holiness Pope ...

Reason and faith need each other

On Friday afternoon, 17 September, the Holy Father went to Westminster Hall, the oldest room in Westminster Palace, today the Houses of Parliament. Here he ...

The Church must be inclusive but not at the expense of the truth

On Friday afternoon, 17 September, the Holy Father was driven to Lambeth Palace where he paid a Visit to the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace ...

Angels watch over the nation

Benedict XVI's Visit to the United Kingdom is turning out to be truly unprecedented. A positive and important journey which – after the meeting with ...

The Church does not seek power but serves Jesus with the force of love

On Thursday morning, 16 September, soon after take-off on his flight to Edinburgh, Scotland, the Holy Father spoke to the 70 journalists on the papal ...

The Christian foundations of a modern and multicultural society

On Thursday, 16 September, Benedict XVI departed from Castel Gandolfo on his 17th Apostolic Visit which was also an Official State Visit to the United ...

The heart and the Cross

Benedict XVI offered the most effective and instant key to understanding Papal Journeys during his meeting with journalists on the plane, shortly after take-off. Once ...

Dialogue to overcome suspicions of the past

The following is the address given by H.M. Queen Elizabeth ii at the Welcome Ceremony on 16 September. Your Holiness, I am delighted to welcome ...

Where faith encounters secularization

How well I remember the first visit of a reigning Pontiff to Britain. Pope John Paul II arrived on 28 May 1982. It was my ...

The land of St Ninian awaits Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI will arrive in Edinburgh, the Capital City of Scotland, on the 16th of September to begin a four day visit to the ...

Christians a beneficial force for social change

On Sunday morning, 5 September, the Holy Father left Castel Gandolfo by helicopter on a Pastoral Visit to Carpineto Romano, the birthplace of Vincenzo Gioacchino ...

A Pope's wisdom

Speaking of Leo XIII in the bicentenary of his birth, his current Successor explained the duty of every Pope (and “of every Pastor of the ...

‘Heart speaks unto heart’

The Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom is, without doubt, uniquely historical. The invitation for the Visit has been extended by Her ...

The Pope in Abruzzo

On the Liturgical Feast of the Transfiguration, 6 August, the day on which the Gospel presents Jesus in prayer on the mountain, Benedict xvi went ...

Paying homage to Leo XIII

Benedict XVI will go to Carpineto Romano next 5 September to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Leo XIII (1810-1903). The Holy Father is ...

Christ's peace, fundamental theme

The purpose of his religious and Pastoral Visit to Cyprus, Benedict XVI told journalists on his flight, was to proclaim the faith, to foster dialogue ...

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