New year is journey we face with God’s grace, Pope says

Vatican City, Jan 1, 2013 / 09:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During the first Angelus of 2013, Pope Benedict asked Mary to bless the world “like a mother blesses her children who must leave on a trip,” since “a new year is like a journey” which we must face “with the light and grace of God.”Pope Benedict’s full Angelus address follows:Dear Brothers and Sisters,Happy New Year to all! On this first day of 2013, I would like God’s blessing to be … [Read more...]

Pope proposes serenity of Mary as model for peace

Vatican City, Jan 1, 2013 / 09:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Presiding at the Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica for the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, Pope Benedict XVI proposed Mary’s serenity as the source of interior peace and as the foundation for world peace.On the first day of 2013, when the Church also commemorates the World Day of Peace – established by Pope Paul the VI in 1975 – the Holy Father said that Mary shows “the interior peace which … [Read more...]