Christ Crucified Needs to Be Trusted, Says Pontiff

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 2, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI today encouraged trust in Christ Crucified, particularly for those who are suffering illness. 

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The Pope made this exhortation when he concluded today’s general audience with his customary greeting to youth, the sick and newlyweds. 

He referred to St. John Bosco’s feast day last Monday, telling young people to look to the saint as a “genuine teacher of life and holiness.” 

“You, dear sick,” the Holy Father continued, “learn from his spiritual experience to trust Christ Crucified in every circumstance.” 

Finally, he added: “[Y]ou, dear newlyweds, take recourse to his intercession so that he will help you to assume with generosity your mission as spouses.”

Benedict XVI also greeted the “men and women religious and all consecrated persons on this day that is dedicated in a special way to consecrated life, to the liturgical feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. Dear brothers and sisters, I bless each one of you from my heart and your journey in the Church.”

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