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Pope calls on Durban Summit for responsible answers to save the planet

Benedict XVI “I hope the members of the international community give a response that is responsible, credible and supportive to this alarming and complex phenomenon, taking into account the needs of the poorest populations and future generations.”It was also the first Sunday of Advent, the day when Catholics begin to prepare for Christmas. The pope called for reflection on the coming of God and a renewal of their hope in Him.Benedict XVI“Today we begin the season of Advent which encourages us to celebrate the Lord?s coming to our land, and fuels our hope in His glorious arrival. This mystery invites us to look toward the house of God, which is the world.”The pope also noted that Christmas helps to see God not as a leader, but as a parent and friend.AO/AECTV--BN