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Pope to ecumenical representatives in Prague

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s speech to ecumenical leaders Sunday in Prague: Dear Cardinals, Your Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am grateful to Almighty God for the opportunity to meet with … Continue reading

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Pope’s words at the Angelus in Czech Republic

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican’s English translation of Pope Benedict XVI’s talk at the Angelus prayer following a Mass Sunday in Brno, the Czech Republic: (Before the Angelus) Dear Brothers and Sisters, We have come to the end … Continue reading

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Pope’s homily in Brno

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican’s English translation of Pope Benedict XVI’s homily at a Mass Sunday at the Brno-Turany Airport in the Czech Republic: Dear Brothers and Sisters, “Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and … Continue reading

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Pope’s speech to political leaders in Prague

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s speech Saturday to political and government leaders and diplomats at the presidential palace in Prague, the Czech Republic: Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am grateful for the … Continue reading

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Pope’s words after visit to Infant of Prague

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican’s English translation of Pope Benedict XVI’s Italian-language remarks Saturday during a visit to venerate the Infant of Prague at the Church of Our Lady of Victory in Prague, the Czech Republic: Dear Cardinals, Your … Continue reading

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Pope’s arrival speech in the Czech Republic

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s speech upon his arrival Saturday at the Ruzyne International Airport in Prague, the Czech Republic. The initial and closing lines, delivered in Czech, were translated into English: Mr President, … Continue reading

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A papal prayer for Memorial Day

MONTECASSINO — Pope Benedict XVI yesterday paid a visit to the Polish military cemetery in Montecassino, Italy. The prayer he recited there for all those who have fallen in any war seems appropriate to share today when the United States … Continue reading

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