Friday, March 20, 2009

The Holy Father meets with the local church in Cameroon

"Priesthood demands many sacrifices, yet it is also a source of great joy." With these words, Benedict XVI invited bishops, priests, religious and seminarians to follow the example of St. Joseph, who teaches us that it is possible to love without possessing, during the celebration of vespers on March 18th in the Basilica of Mary Queen of the Apostles, Patron of Cameroon.The Pope once again indicated the need to bring the richness of the Gospel to every corner of the world, and clarified that faith and life cannot be separated.Be attentive to those around you," the Pope insisted, "and reveal the loving face of God to the poor, especially by your works of mercy..."