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S+L BLOG: Apostolic Voyage

Following a historic three-day visit to Lebanon, Pope Benedict is now on his way back to Rome. This was a very important trip for the 85-year old Pontiff. Despite increased tension and violence in the Middle East, he spent time meeting with government officials, signed the long-awaited Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Medio Oriente and met ...read more
After many preparations ahead of Pope Benedict’s trip to Lebanon, he has finally arrived. Today marks the beginning of his three-day pastoral visit to Lebanon. Below, you will find a copy of his speech that he delivered, upon arrival at Beirut’s Rafiq Hariri International Airport. Mr President, It is my honour to accept your invitation, ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: We look back on Pope Benedict’s Apostolic Journey to Mexico this past weekend. So what’s in store for the Holy Father now that he’s in Cuba? Find out more on tonight’s edition of Perspectives! Happy Feast of the Annunciation to all our viewers! *Programming note: For our Television viewers, please note. Perspectives ...read more
Memorable quotes from Day 3 of Pope Benedict’s Apostolic voyage to Mexico. “Certainly your dioceses face a number of challenges and difficulties at the present moment. Yet, in the sure knowledge that the Lord is risen, we are able to move forward confidently, in the conviction that evil does not have the last word in ...read more
Today Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass for more than 600 000 Mexican faithful gathered at the Parque del Bicentenario (Bicentennial Park), at the foot of Cerro del Cubilete (Beaker Hill). Resting atop Cerro del Cubilete (Beaker Hill) is a statue of Cristo Rey (Christ the King), a tribute to the martyrs of the Cristero War. Below is a clip of ...read more
Memorable quotes from Day 2 of Pope Benedict’s Apostolic voyage to Mexico. “The disciple of Jesus does not respond to evil with evil, but is always an instrument of good instead, a herald of pardon, a bearer of happiness, a servant of unity.” “He [Jesus] wishes to write in each of your lives a story ...read more