Monday, December 27, 2010

2010: A PAPAL YEAR IN REVIEW - January 2010


One of the most painful catastrophes of 2010 struck the Republic of Haiti on the 12th of January, just after 4 pm. It was at this time that a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean nation and eventually killed 200,000 people. 
The epicenter of the quake was just 9.3 miles from Port-au-Prince. 

Benedict XVI immediately expressed his solidarity with the victims and mobilized all the institutions of the Catholic Church to offer them rapid and efficient assistance. 

In Rome, Benedict XVI visited the city's main synagogue, in a gesture of solidarity and peace to the Jewish people. Just 24 years ago, John Paul II was the first pope to enter into a synagogue. 

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