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Angelus: Pope explains fraternal correction

6 settembre 2011

September 5, 2011. ( In his Sunday Angelus from Castel Gandolfo, Benedict XVI spoke about the importance of brotherly love and united prayer. He noted that those who reach out to their neighbors in prayer help to create a united community.

Benedict XVI
“We must practice both fraternal correction, which requires a lot of humility and simplicity of the heart, and praying, so that it might rise to a God from a community truly united in Christ.”

The pope also spoke about forgiveness and how improving personal relationships will help contribute to a community of brotherly love.

Benedict XVI
“Fraternal love comes with a sense of mutual responsibility; therefore if my brother is at fault against me, I must use charity towards him and, first of all, speak to him personally.”

Next Sunday’s Angelus will take place in the Italian town of Ancona, where the pope will travel for the end of the 25th Eucharistic Congress. The event is expected to see the arrival of 250,000 people.

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