November 16, 2011. (Romereports.com)
During the general audience, Benedict XVI spoke about Psalm 110. It's known as one of the “royal psalms” because of its link to the monarchy of King David. It focuses on the prophecy of Christ, about his death and resurrection.Benedict XVI “From ancient times, the mysterious third verse of the Psalm has been interpreted as a reference to the king's divine sonship, while the fourth verse speaks of him as a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchizedek”.
The pope then explained that the final verse of this psalm was meant to show the triumphant King as the one who judges nations.Benedict XVI “As we pray this Psalm, we acclaim the victory of our risen Lord and King, while striving to live ever more fully the royal and priestly dignity which is ours as members of his Body through Baptism”.
As Benedict XVI ended the general audience he greeted many of the visiting foreign dignataries, including Akram Gill, the Pakistani minister for harmony. The minister thanked the pope for his attention and support for Pakistani Christians.