August 22, 2012. (Romereports.com)
The Pope led Wednesday's general audience by talking about the Blessed Virgin Mary
, since today, the Church celebrates her Queenship
. It's a celebration that became official back in 1954 by Pius XII.
“It was established eight days after the Assumption, to show the strong bond between the royalty of Mary and her glorification in body and soul with her son Jesus.”
Benedict XVI explained that Mary and Jesus share the thrown, but it's a thrown that's not based on riches, but on humanity.
“There is the notion that a king or a queen are people of power and riches, but these are not the riches of Jesus and Mary. The Kingdom of Christ is built on humility, service and love.”
He then called on pilgrims to have faith in the Virgin Mary, by praying to her.
“May the prayers of Our Lady guide us along our pilgrimage of faith, that we may share in her Son’s victory and reign with Him in His eternal Kingdom.”
Towards the end of the general audience, a group of nuns, sang a song to the Pope.