Faith in Christ's resurrection and eternal life must inspire Christians to act with love in daily life. Benedict also prayed for victims of violence in Nigeria. Other Vatican news: conference on child-abuse prevention in Rome reiterates need to work to eliminate the evil in society.
Benedict XVI presided at the conclusion of the 25th Italian National Eucharistic Congress on Sept. 11. His Sunday Mass homily reflected on the congress’ theme: 'The Eucharist for Everyday Life.' He also recalled 9/11, entrusting the victims and their families to 'the Lord of life.' He also encouraged families, priests and engaged couples.