Tuesday, December 21, 2010


In a world marred by sin, where hopes for the future perish under the weight of uncertainty, the Lord must be relied upon, so that the faith of man can be reawakened. The words of the Pope this morning in his traditional Christmas greetings to heads of the Roman Curia. Benedict XVI looked back on the year coming to an end, and began by recalling cases of sexual abuse committed by some priests. It was a "humiliation", he said, that must be humbly accepted "as an exhortation to truth and a call to renewal." He added that a "new resolve must be found to be faithful and good," repairing "as much as possible the injustice that has occurred" and showing a "capacity for repentance." READ FULL ADDRESS


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