From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Before praying the midday Angelus Oct. 7 at the conclusion of the Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Square for the proclamation of St. John of Avila and St. Hildegard of Bingen as doctors of the Church, Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholics to pray the rosary throughout the upcoming Year of Faith, and to pray for the work of the Synod on the New Evangelization.

“Dear brothers and sisters,

“Let us turn now in...


In his message for the annual Jan. 1 World Day of Peace, Pope Benedict XVI focused on “religious freedom as the path to peace.”

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — Here is a Vatican translation of Pope Benedict XVI’s Christmas message.

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — Excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI’s message for the 44th World Day of Peace, which will be observed Jan. 1.

VATICAN CITY (Zenit and CNS) — Changing the world for the better does not come from

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Before praying the midday Angelus Dec. 5, Pope Benedict XVI told pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square that like St. John the Baptist, “we too are called to listen to God’s voice, which resounds in the desert of the world.”

VATICAN CITY (Zenit ) — Before praying the midday Angelus Nov. 28,

VATICAN CITY (VIS) — In St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday, Nov. 20,

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) Before praying the midday Angelus Nov. 14

VATICAN CITY (Zenit)From From Pope Benedict XVI’s address

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — From address Pope Benedict XVI delivered

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