My heartfelt solidarity goes to the Holy Father and Vatican City State. This small but renowned state has supported Catholics worldwide in good or difficult times without compromise. We are blessed to have at the helm Pope Benedict XVI as a Pontiff who is not only superbly intelligent but also humble in his demeanor and approach. A great ambassador for unity, Benedict XVI will surely breathe air into the two lungs his predecessor John Paul II worked so tirelessly to fill. May we all work and pray together in unity in order to fulfill God's Plan for a "civilization of love."

Paula Hagan