May 28, 2012. (Romereports.com)
To mark the end of the Easter season, the pope celebrated Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. It was the first big ceremony he attended since the revelation that his butler was arrested for the scandal involving the leak of Vatican documents.
Benedict XVI didn't speak specifically about the case, but he talked about the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel and how it can be seen today. Benedict XVI
“We don't realize we are reliving the same experience as Babel. It's
true, we have multiplied the possibilities of communicating, of
possessing information, of transmitting news – but can we say our
ability to understand each other has increased?”
He focused his homily on human unity, saying “understanding and sharing among people is often superficial and difficult”.
“There are imbalances that frequently lead to conflicts; dialogue
between generations is hard and differences sometimes prevail; we
witness daily events where people appear to be growing more aggressive
This celebration of the Pentecost recalls the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles after the Ascension of Christ.