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Advent calls for patient perseverance, Pope tells Sunday audience

Catholic World News - December 13, 2010

At his midday audience on Sunday, December 13—the 3rd Sunday of Advent—Pope Benedict XVI said that the season of Advent calls the faithful to exercise patience and perseverance in faith, awaiting the joy of Christmas.

The season, the Pope said, should “underline the value of constancy and patience-- virtues which were part of the everyday baggage of our forebears, but which seem less popular today.”

Despite unusually cold weather in Rome, about 25,000 people attended the Sunday audience, including 2,000 children who, following an old Roman tradition, brought Christ-child figures from their family crèches, to be blessed by the Pontiff. As he delivered that blessing, the Pope made a request: "When you place your baby Jesus in a cave or stable, say a prayer for the Pope and his intentions."

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