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Vatican: Pope urges faithful to pray during vacations

Benedict makes appeal at audience at summer resident

08 August, 14:18
Vatican: Pope urges faithful to pray during vacations (ANSA) - Vatican City, August 8 - Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday urged holidaymakers to pray during their holidays, saying the occasion was an excellent opportunity to seek out "moments of prayer and more time to speak to God".

The pontiff was speaking at his weekly general audience, attended by more than 1,500 faithful, at his summer retreat of Castelgandolfo outside of Rome.

He added that praying helps Cristians not only further their own faith but "also helps those that are close to them to enter into the luminous ray that is the presence of God, that brings the peace and love that is necessary to all of us."
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