Why Cardinal Ratzinger Chose the Name Pope Benedict XVI

Written by Henry Yao

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Asrepparttar new Pope in a seemingly chaotic and confused age we live in today, Benedict XVI hopes thatrepparttar 136905 Church may contribute significantly in attaining reconciliation and harmony between peoples of different creed, ideology, race and economic status.

The name Benedict also brings to mindrepparttar 136906 extraordinary figure ofrepparttar 136907 great reformer of Europe, St. Benedict. This remarkable man, throughrepparttar 136908 Benedictine Order which he founded, exercised an enormous influence onrepparttar 136909 spread of Christianity throughoutrepparttar 136910 European continent.

Pope Benedict XVI is appealing to St. Benedict to helprepparttar 136911 present-day Church make Christ's teachings occupy central position inrepparttar 136912 hearts of all Christians. The Pope is well aware that to solverepparttar 136913 enormous problemsrepparttar 136914 Church is facing today, he would needrepparttar 136915 tenacity and gutsiness of Benedict XV andrepparttar 136916 charm and influence of St. Benedict.

Nathaniel Quest frequently writes articles on diverse topics. He is the owner and publisher of the One Minute Blog (http://opportunities.typepad.com/news). His other websites include Opportunitiesblog.com (http://www.opportunitiesblog.com).


Written by Irvin L. Rozier

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I hearrepparttar sound of an abundance of rain The joy of a new birth is worthrepparttar 136698 labor pain The Lord has said there are times and seasons For everything under heaven, he has his reasons

Thank you Lord for your goodness to me The light atrepparttar 136699 end ofrepparttar 136700 tunnel I can see Those heavy burdens and trials will be in my past You said for only a season they would last

Copyright 2005 Irvin L. Rozier

Author of My Walk with the Lord, www.selahbooks.com, preacher, retired US Army

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