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POPE BENEDICT: PRAYER AT GROUND ZERO

Here’s the official website of Pope Benedict’s current visit to the United States, with transcripts of speeches and prayers, and, videos for repeat viewing of events in which he participated: CHRIST OUR HOPE.

Here is a transcript of Pope Benedict’s prayer at Ground Zero earlier today.

It is so easy — a real act of temptation — to assume that the beauty of Pope Benedict’s prayer earlier today is captured by and only by — and contained in and only in — idealism, like a rarified vapor that dissipates in the open atmosphere, but, God is the greater, entirety of reality and the prayer is the truth of that.


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