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Benedict XVI wishes a happy holiday to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square

July 2, 2012. (Romereports.com) Thousands of pilgrims decided to face the summer heat and gathered in St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus with the Pope. From the window of his study, Benedict XVI reflected on two different miracles by Jesus. Benedict XVI “These two stories [...]
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Who was St. Paul, according Benedict XVI

June 28, 2012. (Romereports.com) (- ONLY VIDEO -) (General Audience. September 3, 2008) Today’s catechesis focuses on Saint Paul’s conversion. In the Acts of the Apostles, Saint Luke recounts for us the dramatic episode on the road to Damascus which transformed Paul from a fierce [...]
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Why Rome?

Homily of the Holy Father on the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul How they became brothers Since the most ancient times the Church of Rome has celebrated the Solemnity of the Great Apostles Peter and Paul as a single Feast on the same [...]
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Why is the Pope Peter?

As Catholics we profess obedience to the Pope as the legitimate successor of St Peter, and we see him as our Lord Jesus Christ’s representative here on earth. Some people today ask, “Why should we obey the Pope? He’s just a human being, isn’t he?” [...]
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Benedict XVI: "Prayer is above all God's gift"

May 30, 2012. (Romereports.com) (VIDEO) During the General Audience, Benedict XVI explained how the trust in God helped Saint Paul to overcome difficulties. He also taught about the meaning of prayer and the origin of words like 'Amen'. Dear Brothers and Sisters, In our continuing reflection [...]
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What is Pentecost?

May 25, 2012. (Romereports.com) Pentecost Sunday is celebrated 50 days after the Resurrection. It is the last day of Easter and commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and the Virgin Mary. Benedict XVI (Pentecost, May 15, 2005) “The reading from the Acts of [...]
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Pope explains how prayer can help people overcome their weaknesses

May 16, 2012. (Romereports.com) During Wednesday's general audience, the Pope began a new chapter on catechesis. With roughly 11,000 people in St. Peter's Square, the Pope talked about St. Paul and his strong connection with prayer and the Holy Spirit. “For Paul, prayer is above [...]
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Pope thanks everyone who prays for him

May 9, 2012. (Romereports.com) With roughly 10,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope spoke about how through the power of prayer, early Christians helped St. Peter in his release from prison. Benedict XVI “Peter was sleeping, a sign of his surrender to the Lord [...]
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Pope's prayer intentions for March: Women and persecuted Christians

Every month of the year, the Pope prays for a general intention. During the month of March, the Pope's general intention is: "That the whole world may recognise the contribution of women to the development of society." The Pope's missionary intention is: "That the Holy Spirit [...]
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