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Pope talks about the meaning of the Immaculate Conception during General Audience

Benedict XVI“The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, celebrated tomorrow, reminds us of Mary?s acceptance of a single plan of salvation.”The pope highlighted the virtue of humility and explained what it?s important to have a pure heart. Benedict XVI“It is the purity of heart that allows us to recognize the face of God in Jesus Christ. It?s ; having a heart that?s as simple as a child?s, ; without the presumption of one who thinks we do not need anyone, not even God.”The general audience was held at the Vatican?s Paul VI Hall. Among those in attendance was a group of four muscians from Austria, who dressed in traditional clothing, dedicated a song ;for the pope. PH/KLHCTV--BN