Monday, November 02, 2009

Feast of All Souls extends solidarity across generations, Pope says

Catholic World News
November 02, 2009

Solidarity can extend across generations, and unite the dead with the living, Pope Benedict XVI said at his Angelus audience on November 1, as the Church celebrated the feast of All Saints. He urged the faithful to show that solidarity the next day--

November 2, the feast of All Souls-- by praying for the dead, perhaps by visiting cemeteries to pray for their loved ones who are "in the hands of God."

Pope Benedict himself observed the feast of All Souls by visiting the grotto of the Vatican basilica on Monday afternoon to spend some time in prayer at the tombs of his predecessors.

Source(s): these links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

Pope: in the communion of saints we are never alone, but among family and friends (AsiaNews)

See from Reuters:

Reuters Mon Nov 2, 2:28 PM ET

Pope Benedict XVI visits the tomb of the late Pope John Paul II under Saint Peter's Basilica on All Souls Day at the Vatican November 2, 2009.REUTERS/Osservatore Romano (VATICAN OBITUARY RELIGION)
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And also from Zenit:

"Benedict XVI Visits Crypt, Prays for Past Popes"

"Honor Departed Loved Ones With Prayer, Says Pope"

"On the Communion of Saints"


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