Pope to Catholic politicians: seek the common good

Vatican City, Sep 27, 2012 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At the end of his general audience on Sept. 26, Pope Benedict called on Catholic politicians to work for the common good in accordance with Church teaching.

During his remarks to attendees in St. Peter's square, the Pope reminded Catholic lawmakers “of the need to generously seek the common good of all citizens, in a way that is consistent with the convictions proper to the sons and daughters of the Church.”

Pope Benedict's words were aimed in particular at the president of the Chilean House of Representatives, Nicolas Monckeberg Diaz, and a group of fellow congressmen visiting Rome.

He devoted his catechesis that morning to explaining the importance of praying in the Church’s liturgy. The pontiff encouraged Catholics to celebrate and live it “in an attitude of prayer, united to the Mystery of Christ and his dialogue as the Son with the Father.”

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Pope condemns 'absurd violence' after priest is killed in French church
In route to Krakow, Pope says world is at war, but it's not a war of religions
Pope Francis to pray at John Paul II's tomb with kids who have cancer
Pope prays for pilgrims en route to Krakow for WYD
About CNA Daily News

CLOSE | X

HIDE | X