VATICAN CITY, JUNE 1, 2011 (Zenit.org).- As the month of May came to an end Tuesday, Benedict XVI expressed gratitude that the Marian month began with the beatification of Pope John Paul II, who he called “a great gift of grace for the whole Church.”
The Pope said this Tuesday evening in the Vatican Gardens at a traditional Marian celebration to conclude the month of May.
The Pontiff urged the faithful to “join our voices to Mary’s, in her own canticle of praise [...] for the wonders [God] continues to do in the life of the Church and of each one of us.”
“In particular,” he added, “it has been and continues to be for all of us a motive of great joy and gratitude, to have begun this Marian month with the memorable beatification of John Paul II. What a great gift of grace for the whole Church was the life of this great Pope!
“His testimony continues to illumine our lives and drives us to be true disciples of the Lord, to follow him with the courage of faith, to love him with the same enthusiasm with which he gave his own life.”
A spry looking JPII takes a little B.P.: [Edit: Please see the comments below where Fr. Reginaldus indicates that this video is faked. Sorry.]
TIJUANA, Mexico, MAY 30, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The Archdiocese of Tijuana reported Friday that one of its priests has been killed in an act of violence.
The death of Father Salvador Ruiz Enciso was announced with “great sorrow and consternation” by Archbishop Rafael Romo Muñoz.
The priest had disappeared sometime after celebrating Mass on Sunday, May 15.
The priest’s body was found early May 23, already showing signs of decay, and later confirmed through DNA testing. He was bound and blindfolded and had a wound in the neck.
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