VATICAN CITY — Presiding at the Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica on the occasion of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Pope Benedict XVI proposed Mary’s serenity as the source of interior peace and as the foundation for world peace.
In the first day of the year, in which the Church also commemorates the World Day of Peace — established by Pope Paul VI — the Holy Father said that Mary shows “the interior peace which we ought to have amid the sometimes tumultuous and confusing events of history, events whose meaning we often do not grasp and which disconcert us.”
Pope Benedict’s full homily follows:
Dear brothers and sisters,
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