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As new Pope in a seemingly chaotic and confused age we live in today, Benedict XVI hopes that 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 mind extraordinary figure of great reformer of Europe, St. Benedict. This remarkable man, through Benedictine Order which he founded, exercised an enormous influence on spread of Christianity throughout European continent.
Pope Benedict XVI is appealing to St. Benedict to help present-day Church make Christ's teachings occupy central position in hearts of all Christians. The Pope is well aware that to solve enormous problems Church is facing today, he would need tenacity and gutsiness of Benedict XV and 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).