Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first tweets today on Twitter. The Twitter account, @pontifex, which was announced Dec. 3 by the Holy See Press Office, is being used as a way for the Holy Father to communicate with the faithful and answer their questions on faith.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
It has a profound Christian tradition, but it is also the country of the samba and bossa nova. It gave birth to the great Pele: it is Brazil, the largest country in South America where, for the next four years, the world will be watching.
In fact, not only will it host the next Olympic Games in 2016, and the next World Soccer Cup in 2014, but will host hundreds of thousands of young people from all over the world in Rio de Janeiro to meet with Pope Benedict XVI for World Youth Day (WYD) next year.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
In his traditional greetings to close the weekly general audience, Pope Benedict XVI exhorted youth to "witness generously to your faith in Christ, who illumines the journey of life."
As is customary, the Pope also had a special message for the sick and for newlyweds. "May faith be a constant comfort in suffering," he said to the sick.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Secretary of Justice and Peace Council Comments on Benedict's Message
On the first day of the new year, in which the World Day of Peace was observed, Bishop Mario Toso, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, commented on the Pope's message for the Day, titled "Educate Young People in Justice and Peace."
Sunday, January 8, 2012
The 34th KCYM state annual senate concluded at Kochi with the election of office bearers for the 2012 activity year. The senate that began on January 5, 2011, discussed various relevant socio-political issues prevalent in the state and nation.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
During forty-fifth World Day of Peace with a theme "Educating Young People in Justice and Peace", His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI stressed on importance of educating youngsters about justice and peace.
"On the first day of the year, the liturgy resounds in the Church throughout the world with the ancient priestly blessing that we heard during today's first reading: 'The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace'. In order to be blessed, we have to stand in God's presence, take His Name upon us and remain in a space lit up by His gaze, diffusing grace and peace".