Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pope Encourages Witness to the Gospel

Here is a little piece of encouragement from our beloved Pontiff from the Zenit news story posted at http://zenit.org/article-23749?l=english:

"Benedict XVI says he hopes universities can be the home of an ever increasing witness to the Gospel.

The Pope expressed this wish in a note sent to a European meeting on pastoral ministry in universities, sponsored by the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences. The three-day meeting concluded Sunday in Bucharest.

In his message, the Holy Father expressed his desire that the meeting “promote an evermore living contemplation of Christ, Word of the Father, in such a way as to awaken a growing and generous evangelical witness within universities.”"

Let us continue to rejoice in prayer and thanksgiving as the Parousians continue this mission. May we pray for Holy Mother Church and the intentions of our Holy Father!