Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pope Benedict Attends Vespers at Melkite Catholic Cathedral of Saint George


Pope Benedict on Saturday said The ancient living treasure of the traditions of the Eastern Churches enriches the universal Church and could never be understood simply as objects to be passively preserved. The Pope was speaking at the Greek Melkite Cathedral of St. George in Amman, Jordan.

Speaking during Vespers, which included representatives of the Melkite, Maronite, Syrian, Armenian, Chaldean, as well as Latin Churches, The Pope said Particular Churches within the universal Church attest to the dynamism of her earthly journey and manifest to all members of the faithful a treasure of spiritual, liturgical, and ecclesiastical traditions which point to Gods universal goodness.