July 2, 2012. (Romereports.com)
Thousands of pilgrims decided to face the summer heat and gathered in St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus with the Pope.
From the window of his study, Benedict XVI reflected on two different miracles by Jesus
.Benedict XVI“These two stories of healing are an invitation to to overcome a purely horizontal and materialistic view of life. We ask God to cure us of our problems, to meet our concrete needs - and it is right that we should do so. Yet we must insistently ask for an ever stronger faith.”
The Pope then greeted pilgrims from countries such as Spain, Brazil, Slovenia and Poland.
He spoke of a healing by Jesus as a way to grow one's faith. Benedict XVI“In today’s Gospel, Jesus restores life to a little girl in response to the faith-filled prayer of her father. In this miracle may we see an invitation to grow in our own faith.”
Starting next Sunday, the Pope will be delivering his weekly Angelus in his summer residence in the small town of Castel Gandolfo
where he will remain until late September.