Monday, April 13, 2009

URBI ET ORBI Easter 2009 - click HERE to watch VIDEO

As he does every Christmas and Easter, Pope Benedict the XVI speaks to the World in his message URBI et ORBI - to the City and to the WORLD! WATCH THE VIDEO BY CLICKING HERE
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Rome and throughout the world,

From the depths of my heart, I wish all of you a blessed Easter. To quote Saint Augustine, “Resurrectio Domini, spes nostra — the resurrection of the Lord is our hope” (Sermon 261:1). With these words, the great Bishop explained to the faithful that Jesus rose again so that we, though destined to die, should not despair, worrying that with death life is completely finished; Christ is risen to give us hope (cf. ibid.). Indeed, one of the questions that most preoccupies men and women is this: what is there after death? To this mystery today’s solemnity allows us to respond that death does not have the last word, because Life will be victorious at the end. This certainty of ours is based not on simple human reasoning, but on a historical fact of faith: Jesus Christ, crucified and buried, is risen with his glorified body. Jesus is risen so that we too, believing in him, may have eternal life. This proclamation is at the heart of the Gospel message. As Saint Paul vigorously declares: “If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.”....


Message URBI ET ORBI of his Holiness Benedict XVI - EASTER 2009 - ENGLISH
Mensaje URBI ET ORBI de su Santidad Benedicto XVI - PASCUA 2009 - ESPAÑOL
Messaggio URBI ET ORBI del Santo Padre Benedetto XVI - PASQUA 2009 - ITALIANO
Botschaft und segen "URBI ET ORBI" von Papst Benedikt XVI. - OSTERN 2009 - DEUTSCH