Second day of Benedict XVI to Milan for a pastoral visit doubled of the 7th World Meeting of Families. It is address this Saturday morning to the priests, religious and seminarians gathered in the cathedral of Milan for the prayer of the lauds, rite in the Milanese, specificity of the diocese of Milan.
Benedict XVI continues its meetings in Milan. A rendez-vous protocol more this time. In the early evening, this Saturday, at the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Milan, the Pope was address to the civil authorities of Milan and the Lombardy. Benedict XVI has offered to its interlocutors a lesson of good governance from the principles applied by the patron saint's day of Milan, Ambrose, who after having worked as a jurist at the service of the State, held the episcopal seat of Milan since the century, defending the rights of the Church face to the emperors.
The interview held by our sent special on-site Mathilde Auvillain (Vatican Radio)
Milan is in celebration. Benedict XVI presided over the 7Th World Meeting of Families. It is in Popemobile so much that the Pope has arrived on the place of the "Duomo" cathedral square or the waiting thousands of Milanese and families from all over the world. Therefore a first meeting with the Pope, a great celebration of family and of the faith, in the presence of the cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan and the mayor of the city Giuliano Pisapia.
Milan is the colors of the Vatican. Benedict XVI has started this Friday a pastoral visit of three days in the capital of Lombardy to preside over the 7th World Meeting of Families. The thousands of participants from around the world have joined this Friday afternoon the place of the "Duomo", the place of the cathedral, for a first meeting with the Pope, a great celebration of family and of the faith, in the presence of the cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan and the mayor of the city Giuliano Pisapia.
"The joy is based on the hope in God, draws its strength from the ceaseless prayer, makes it possible to deal with serenity the vicissitudes of life ": Benedict XVI concluded on Thursday night by the month of Mary in the Vatican Gardens, at the Grotto of Lourdes.
Milan is preparing to host the Pope this Friday 1ER June. Benedict XVI will preside over until Sunday the last days of the 7° world meeting of families, which is open on Wednesday. In the program a theological congress international and an international fair in the family: more than twenty meetings, of prayer and reflection on the family, employment, the solidarity, backdrop to a crisis that requires of family policies more effective. The Church wants to strengthen the institution of the family for the good of society. The development of the daily life according to the needs of families with children is one of the priorities of the meeting, as well as the balance between leisure and labor, with an emphasis on the rest on Sunday.