Unity, purpose urged by pope

May 2008
Catholic East Texas;5/2/2008, Vol. 21 Issue 13, p3
The article reports on the call of Pope Benedict XVI for the Catholic Church in the U.S. to move divisions and scandal toward a new sense of unity and purpose during a celebration of Mass in Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on April 19, 2008. The damage caused by clerical sex abuse scandal was addressed by the pope. He also encouraged people to open themselves to different points of view as it is the way to hear the Spirit. Pope Benedict stressed the importance of message of hope and fidelity to people.


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