Benedict XVI Sends Greetings for Lunar New Year

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VATICAN CITY, FEB. 14, 2010 ( Benedict XVI is sending greetings to the countries, mostly in Asia, that are celebrating today the Lunar New Year.

The Pope stated this in a public address before he prayed the midday Angelus with the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square today.

He said, «Today in various countries in Asia — I think of China and Vietnam, for example — and in many communities scattered throughout the world, the Lunar New Year is celebrated.»

«These are festive days that these people celebrate as privileged occasions to re-solidify family and generational bonds,» the Pontiff noted.

He continued, «I hope that all will maintain and foster growth of the rich heredity of the spiritual and moral values that are solidly rooted in the culture of these peoples.»

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