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He made the comments during the general audience, while greeting representatives from Italian banks.

Benedict XVI
Dear friends, your presence offers me the opportunity to bring to light, especially during these difficult times for so many families, one of the main objectives of the banking and credit institutes. That is the solidarity with the weakest groups, and to sustain productive activity.

Also present were a group of bakers, who gave the Pope a thousand panettones, the traditional Italian Christmas pastry. The Pope has ordered them to be given to the poor of Rome.