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Pope remembers his trip to Germany during general audience

2011-09-28

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This past weekend I made an Apostolic Journey to my native land of Germany, visiting the cities of Berlin, Erfurt, Eichsfeld and Freiburg. The theme of my visit – "Where God is, there is a future" – was a reminder that it is God who gives ultimate meaning to our lives and, as the source of all good, sustains our efforts to build a just, free and flourishing society.
 
In Berlin, I had the honour of addressing the German Parliament, while in Erfurt, a city linked to the memory of Martin Luther, I met the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany and joined in an ecumenical service of prayer for Christian unity. At Vespers in Etzelsbach and at Mass in Erfurt, I recalled the strong traditions of faith and Christian witness which mark that region, and I urged all to persevere in holiness and to work for the renewal of society. Finally at the prayer vigil and the Mass in Freiburg, I encountered the many young people whose faith in Christ gives great hope for the future of the Church in Germany.

I offer a warm welcome to all the English-speaking visitors present at today’s Audience, especially those from England, Norway, Sweden, Kenya, South Africa, Samoa, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and the United States of America. My affectionate greeting goes to the students of both the Venerable English College and the Pontifical Irish College as they take up their studies for the priesthood. I also greet the ecumenical groups from the Nordic countries and the pilgrims from Samoa. I thank the choirs, including the children’s choir from South Korea, for their praise of God in song. Upon all of you I invoke Almighty God’s blessings of joy and peace.