June 25, 2012. (Romereports.com)
Despite Rome's summer heat, thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus with the Pope.
From the window of his Apostolic Palace, the pope greeted all pilgrims as he talked about the work and legacy of St. John the Baptist. Especially since on Sunday, the Catholic Church celebrated the saint's birthday. Benedict XVI
“John was a voice, crying in the wilderness, calling God’s people to repentance. Let us heed his voice today, and make room for the Lord in our hearts.”
The Pope then added that nothing is impossible to God. He also mentioned his coming trip to northern Italy, next Tuesday when he will head out to the areas affected by the recent earthquakes. Benedict XVI
“I would like it to be a sign of solidarity of the Church, so I invite you all to join me in prayer.”
Among the colorful banners that filled St. Peter's Square, there was this one from Bolivia. In fact, the Pope took notice and gave a special greeting to the group after the Angelus.