Saturday, April 7, 2012

Benedict XVI: The Cross of Christ is the Tree of Life



The experience of suffering and of the cross touches all mankind; it touches the family. This was underlined by Pope Benedict XVI at the end of the Via Crucis at the Colosseum, which was broadcast across the world. The meditations were prepared this year by the married couple Danilo and Anna Maria Zanzucchi, members of the Focolare Movement and the founders of the "New Families" movement. After listening to the meditations, the Holy Father spoke of the many difficulties facing families today: the threat of unemployment and other negative effects of the economic crisis, as well as misunderstandings, conflicts, worry for the future of our children, sickness and problems of every kind.

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