VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks during a visit with the Catholic ordinaries of the Holy Land to the Chapel of the Cenacle in Jerusalem. The chapel is the upper room of Jesus’ Last Supper as well as the Pentecost descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles: Continue reading
VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s written prayer he left during a visit to Jerusalem’s Western Wall:
God of all the ages,
on my visit to Jerusalem, the “City of Peace”, spiritual home to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, I bring before you the joys, the hopes and the aspirations, the trials, the suffering and the pain of all your people throughout the world.
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
hear the cry of the afflicted, the fearful, the bereft; send your peace upon this Holy Land, upon the Middle East, upon the entire human family; stir the hearts of all who call upon your name, to walk humbly in the path of justice and compassion.
“The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him” (Lam 3:25)!
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VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks during a meeting with representatives of organizations involved with interreligious dialogue. The meeting was held at the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center: Continue reading
VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem:
“I will give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name … I will give them an everlasting name which shall not be cut off” (Is 56:5). This passage from the book of the prophet Isaiah furnishes the two simple words which solemnly express the profound significance of this revered place: yad – “memorial”; shem –- “name”. Continue reading
Here is the prepared text of the greeting to Pope Benedict XVI by Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem at Mass this morning in Amman’s International Stadium. Amman has Catholics of many rites, but the Jerusalem patriarchate’s territory includes Latin-rite Catholics in Jordan. Continue reading