Pontiff Notes Mary's Help in Believing

VATICAN CITY, MAY 25, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Noting Tuesday’s feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Benedict XVI is affirming that Mary helps build up faith in Christ.

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The Pope made this observation as he concluded today’s general audience with his traditional greeting to the young, the sick and newlyweds.

“Mary helps us, dear young people […] to affirm each day your faith in Christ,” he said.

The Holy Father voiced a prayer that Our Lady would obtain comfort and serenity for the sick. And he wished her encouragement on newlyweds, “to translate into daily life the commandment of love.”

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