December 7, 2011. (Romereports.com)
During Wednesday's general audience, the pope talked about the significance behind the feast day of the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8th. Benedict XVI“The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, celebrated tomorrow, reminds us of Mary's acceptance of a single plan of salvation.”
The pope highlighted the virtue of humility and explained what it's important to have a pure heart. Benedict XVI“It is the purity of heart that allows us to recognize the face of God in Jesus Christ. It's having a heart that's as simple as a child's, without the presumption of one who thinks we do not need anyone, not even God.”
The general audience was held at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall. Among those in attendance was a group of four muscians from Austria, who dressed in traditional clothing, dedicated a song for the pope.