February 7, 2012. (Romereports.com)
Benedict XVI has released his message for Lent of 2012. It was introduced by Cardinal Robert Sarah, the president of the Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum'.
“The season of Lent is an appropriate time in the liturgical year to convert, to remember that God does not forget us,” said cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum'.
This year's message proposes that Catholics strive to help others through charity and in particular by fraternal correction.
Card. Robert Sarah
President, Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum'
“Charity teaches us that we have not only a material responsibility with others, but we also have to look after their moral and spiritual welfare. It's not to condemn or reprimand, when correcting, justice taken into account and the courage to call things for what they are.”
Lent is the forty-day period of preparation for Easter. It begins this year on February 22 with Ash Wednesday and ends on Palm Sunday, with the beginning of Holy Week.