Angelus Message – Christ the King, November 25, 2012
Blessed Solemnity of Christ the King! For the Church, this weekend was a particularly special one due to the six new cardinals that were created by Pope Benedict XVI (see below). One is an American, Cardinal James Michael Harvey. One is from Lebanon, Cardinal Béchara Boutros Raï; one from the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle; one from Nigeria, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan; one from India, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal; and one is from Colombia, Cardinal Salazar Gómez. Congratulations to them!
Speaking to the English speakers present at the Angelus prayer, he spoke of another beatification, this one in Macas, Ecuador! Her name is Blessed Maria Troncatti, who was a religious sister of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians. Giving a brief history, the Holy Father explains, “She was born in Val Camonica, Italy, and was a nurse during the First World War. She later went to Ecuador where she dedicated herself to the people of the forest, in evangelizing and human development. Let us give thanks to God for this generous witness of hers!”
Further, he spoke about the upcoming pilgrimage of university students to the Tomb of Saint Peter for the Year of Faith, in which he will preside at First Vespers! Get ready, university students!
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