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Recognize weakness, rely on God, defend life: Pope's Angelus message

February 08, 2010

During his Angelus audience on Sunday, February 7, Pope Benedict XVI said that sinful man must "recognize his own poverty and inadequacy, his own limits and sin," in order to open himself up to "the Lord and his astounding mercy." During this Year for Priests, he encouraged the faithful to pray that priests will "not trust in their own strength but open themselves to the action of God's grace."

Calling attention to the Italian observance of the Day for Life, the Pope reminded his audience of the urgent need "to safeguard and respect life, from the moment of conception until natural end."


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