December 27, 2012. (Romereports.com)
Benedict XVI started off the month of June in Milan for the World Meeting of Families.
The Pope asked for more help for families and urged for solidarity with those most in need. He also shared a few of his childhood memories.
"At home it was important, of course, when
we ate together. And then we sang a lot, my brother is a great musician,
he has done compositions since childhood for all of us, and the entire
family would sing together. My father played the harp and sang, they are
For another year, following
the tradition of John Paul II, the Pope led the Corpus Christi
Procession through the streets of Rome, between the basilicas of St.
John Lateran and St. Mary Major.
The Vatican hired at
the end of the month American journalist Greg Burke as a media adviser.
With this addition, the Secretariat of State reinforced its
communication strategy, a topic that had come under scrutiny in recent
months in regards to the Vatileaks
strong earthquake that damaged the Italian region of Emilia Romagna, the
Pope showed his support for the victims by traveling to the region and
meeting in person with those affected.
BENEDICT XVI“At this
moment, I hope that each one of you, can feel the Pope close to your
heart. Not only to comfort you, but mainly to encourage and support
During the month of June, the Pope also received a few unusual gifts, such as this small electric car.