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Pope in Milan: God renew Christian families!

Pope Benedict XVI meets Inter Milan soccer player Javier Zanetti (R) and his family at San Siro stadium in Milan, northern Italy June 2, 2012. The Pope is in Milan for the 2012 World Meeting of Families.
Pope Benedict XVI presided over daytime prayer – the hora media – on Saturday morning in the cathedral basilica of St Mary Nascent in Milan, on the first full day of his pastoral visit to the city that this weekend is hosting the VII World Meeting of Families. Listen: RealAudioMP3

In his homily, the Holy Father spoke of liturgical prayer – the official, public praise of God – as the highest expression of the mystery of the Church. “Our lips, our hearts and our minds,” he said, “are, in the prayer of the Church, interpreters of the needs and aspirations of all humanity.” The Pope called the daily prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours, “an essential task of the ordained ministry in the Church,” all of whose members together constitute God’s very own family.

Pope Benedict went on to say, “Through the ...»

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Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Italy’s economic hub, the city of Milan, Friday evening to a rapturous welcome in the central Piazza del Duomo. As the sun set over the iconic cathedral- which he described as a “forest of spires” - the Holy Father had a special message for the thousands of families who have come from across the globe for the VII World Meeting. Emer McCarthy reports Listen: RealAudioMP3

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This handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office on June 2, 2012 shows Inter Milan's football team captain Javier Zanetti (L) and his family greeted by Pope Benedict XVI during a celebration with candidates for Confirmation at San Siro stadium in Milan, as part of the 7th World Meeting of Families. The pope has left behind a scandal-hit Vatican to address pilgrims and families from 154 countries around the world on the importance of traditional family values in securing the Church's future in the West.

Pope: Europe, the Eucharist and daily life

Pope Benedict XVI will not be physically travelling to Dublin for the 50th International Eucharist Congress (June 10-17), but his prayer intentions for the month of June leave little room for doubt that he will be spiritually following pilgrims in Ireland every step of the way.
His general prayer intention for June is: “That believers may recognize in the Eucharist the living presence of the Risen ...»