June 11, 2012. (Romereports.com)
Benedict XVI appeared before the window of his Papal study, to pray the Angelus with thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square.
The Pope talked about the feast of Corpus Christi, which honors the mystery and presence of the Body of Christ in the Eucharist. Benedict XVI
“At the Last Supper, on the night before his death on the Cross, Jesus instituted the Eucharist as the Sacrament of the new and eternal covenant between God and man.”
Benedict XVI also spoke of the recent earthquake in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna.
"I can't help stop thinking about the numerous churches that have been severely damaged in the recent earthquake in Emilia Romagna and the fact that the Eucharistic, the Body of Christ in the tabernacle, is amid the rubble.”
June 14th marks the World Blood Donor Day. The Pope thanked those who donated blood, by describing it as a form of solidarity, and as something that's indispensable for the life of many patients.
The Pope is particularly sensitive about this issue. As a cardinal, he always carried a card that identified him as an organ donor. He had to remove it though, when he was elected Pope, since the rules of Papal burials, prevent the removal of organs.