02 October 2006

Pope asks families to pray the rosary

During his Angelus address yesterday, the Holy Father encouraged the praying of the rosary of our Lady.

Pope Benedict XVI invited the faithful "to pray the rosary as a family during this month, and in communities and parishes, for the intentions of the Pope, for the mission of the Church and for peace in the world."

He went on to say that the mission of the Church is to "take the love of God to all, proclaiming charity with words and concrete testimony."

In this month of October, which is dedicated to the praying of the rosary, the Holy Father reminded the faithful that as we pray the rosary with Mary, "we ponder ... the mysteries of our salvation, and we ask the Lord to help us grow in our understanding of the marvelous things he has done for us."

The Pontiff entrusted the faithful to the intercession of our Lady of the Rosary, praying, "May Mary most holy, virgin of the rosary and queen of the missions, lead us all to Christ our savior."

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