November 28, 2012
(Romereports.com) Pilgrims from all continents packed Paul VI Hall Wednesday for the Pope's 40th general audience of the year.
More than 5000 pilgrims listened to Benedict XVI as he continued dialogue on the Year of Faith. He spoke about the best way to speak about God today, and cited the importance of families to talk openly about their faith.
“In the task of bringing God to our
contemporaries, families play a privileged role, for in them, the life
of faith is lived daily in joy, dialogue, forgiveness and love.”
of World Aids Day on December 1, the Pope also voiced his support to
ecclesiastical groups and causes dedicated to stemming the AIDS
During the audience, he particularly cited the millions of deaths and suffering caused by AIDS in some of the poorest countries in the world, where access to treatment is severely limited.
particular, my thoughts are with the large number of children that
contracted the virus from their mothers, despite therapies to prevent
During the audience, Benedict XVI also greeted
visitors from around the world, in particular, nearly 500 members from
the Italian court system, as well as a group of about 90 lay leaders
from dioceses from all over South Korea.