Even Today We Need Him

Pope Benedict XVI’s Christmas Day address is quite beautiful and resounding. Here it is translated from the Italian: Pope’s ‘Urbi et Orbi’.

…How can we not hear, from the very depths of this humanity, at once joyful and anguished, a heart-rending cry for help? …Today “our Saviour is born to the world”, for he knows that even today we need him.

…Who will make this message of hope resound, in a credible way, in every corner of the earth? Who will work to ensure the recognition, protection and promotion of the integral good of the human person as the condition for peace, respecting each man and every woman and their proper dignity?

…May the Divine Child, the Prince of Peace, grant an end to the outbreaks of tension that make uncertain the future of other parts of the world, in Europe and in Latin America.

and all God’s people said, “oh yes!”

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