Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Happy Anniversary Holy Father

Today marks the first anniversary of Pope Benedict's ordination as pope. He has provided firm leadership doctrinal leadership for the church by ensuring orthodoxy in seminaries; reached out to Orthodox Christians; and has made inroads into China.

The pope seems to have a special place in his heart for Europe, a continent that is deeply in need of spiritual revival.

He also impressed me by referring once again to our previous pope as, "the great pope John Paul."

Providing leadership and direction to the Catholic church and to a lesser extent all Christians, is a tremendous responsibility. I pray that he and the church will continue to be guided by the Holy Spirit.

FYI - See some more pictures of Pope Benedict here and here.

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