2007-03-07 15:29:27

Pope Benedict XVI expresses hope new document on Eucharist would revitalize piety

(Wed.07March, 2007):-Pope Benedict XVI's new document on the Eucharist as the source and culmination of the life and mission of the church, will be published March 13, the Vatican announced. The document, an apostolic exhortation reflecting on the results of the 2005 world Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist, is titled "Sacramentum Caritatis" or "Sacrament of Charity." Meeting pastors from the Diocese of Rome Feb. 22, Pope Benedict said he was about to sign the document, which he hoped would help in liturgical celebrations, in personal reflection, in preparing homilies and in the celebration of the Eucharist. He also said he hoped it would serve to guide, enlighten and revitalize popular piety, especially Eucharistic adoration.

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