VATICAN CITY, JUNE 30, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI met with the 40 new metropolitan archbishops who received the pallium Wednesday, inviting them in the words of St. Cyprian: “Let us prefer absolutely nothing to Christ, because neither has he preferred anything to us.”
KNOCK, Ireland, JUNE 30, 2011 (Zenit.org).- In a letter addressed to Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh, Benedict XVI sent his “warm and prayerful best wishes” to the nearly 13,000 pilgrims who attended the National Eucharistic Congress last weekend at the Marian Shrine in Knock.
WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 28, 2011 (Zenit.org).- “Abandonment of the common good” is how Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, described the New York State Legislature’s decision to pass the Marriage Equality Act.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, JUNE 28, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The streets of St. Petersburg became witness to the Real Presence of Christ on Sunday, after 93 years in which there had not been a Corpus Christi procession.
VATICAN CITY, JUNE 28, 2011 (Zenit.org).- On the vigil of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, and his 60th anniversary of priestly ordination, Benedict XVI launched the Vatican’s new Web portal, News.va.