July 4, 2011. (Romereports.com)
The Pope spoke to roughly 40,000 pilgrims during a short Sunday Angelus in St. Peter's square. In his speech, the Pope said the Gospel's reading reflect some of same challenges faced in today's world.
“Jesus' gaze seems to rest upon us today, upon our world. Today too, it rests upon so many people who are oppressed by difficult living conditions, people without valid signposts to help them find a meaning and a goal in life,”
said Benedict XVI.
Benedict XVI made reference to the hardships faced by those in developing countries, especially refugees. But, he also said, even many living in rich countries, are often overcome by depression because of the weak spiritual life they lead. Benedict XVI“The true remedy for humanity's wounds - both material wounds such as hunger and injustice, and mental and moral wounds caused by a false sense of well being - is a life rule based on brotherly love, which has its source in the love of God.”
By leaving arrogance and violence behind, the Pope said, people can begin to ensure a future that's full and worthy of mankind.