Personal conversions are key to unity, Benedict XVI said Jan. 22. The Holy Father says Catholics and all Christians must pray for unity, which is a call from Christ himself: 'that they may all be one.'
Holy Father says young American Catholics' convictions should encourage all 'to renew our efforts to mobilize the intellectual and moral resources of the entire Catholic community in the service of the evangelization of American culture and the building of the civilization of love.'
Pope baptizes 16 infants in the Sistine Chapel on feast of the Baptism of Our Lord and reminds parents and godparents of the need for their faith witness.
Holy Father speaks at first general audience of 2012.
During visit to Rome’s largest prison, the Holy Father also addressed overcrowding and the mission of the justice system.
Mary's Yes to God's will allowed her to 'welcome Jesus and his divine life within,' the Holy Father said Dec. 18.
'We should entrust ourselves to the will of the Father, reading events in the perspective of his glory, of his plan of love, which is often a mystery to our eyes. ... In our prayer, request, praise and thanksgiving should fuse together, even when it seems to us that God does not respond to our expectations.'