Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI: John the Baptist proclaims Jesus with humilty and Love

Pope Benedict XVI asked the faithful to accompany him in prayer during a visit on Tuesday to the areas affected by a recent earthquake in Northern Italy.

The Pope dedicated his thoughts before the recitation of the Marian prayer to the figure of St. John the Baptist, whose feast day is celebrated on the 24th June.

The Pope noted that John's name means, "the Lord gives grace," .
John called the Baptist performed baptisms in the Jordan River, and announced the imminent coming of the Messiah. He also invited everyone to convert, demonstrating his commitment to martyrdom.

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