June 13, 2011. (Romereports.com) For the first time after the attack on
Benedict XVI during Christmas of 2009, the Vatican security reduced the
scope of protection in the Basilica. During the procession, people were
allowed to be closer to the pope for a better view. But there was still
plenty of police and security spread throughout the corridor.
Benedict XVI celebrated the Mass of Pentecost in St. Peter's Basilica,
one of the most important celebrations in the Catholic Church.
Benedict XVI “If all the Church's liturgical feasts are important, Pentecost is important in a special way because it marks, after fifty days of waiting, the fulfillment of the Passover, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, through the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
The pope said that by reciting the Apostle's Creed of today was also to enter into the mystery of the first Pentecost.
Benedict XVI "In the Creed that unites us from all corners of the Earth, the Holy Spirit makes people understand each other, though they speak different languages. Through faith, hope and love, we form the new community of the Church of God. "
Benedict XVI said Christians should always be cheerful, like the first disciples when they saw that Jesus had risen.
Benedict XVI "He is not one just anyone, but that which is the Friend and the Truth that makes men live, and what is given is not just a joy but joy itself, the gift of the Holy Spirit. "