A recent Twitter post (on 27 October) with photos of the Pope Emeritus during the visit of the Bishop Stefan Oster (Diocese of Passau, Germany) and journalist Peter Seewald shows that he was “dazzling, full of esprit”.
+Oster of Passau, Germany, and journalist Peter Seewald today presented Benedict XVI with new book called “The German Pope”. They said he was healthy, “dazzling, full of esprit” despite a recent fall that has left him with a black eye. pic.twitter.com/Z0UtMx9dPS
For the past two months or so, the news that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is frail and close to death was being circulated far and wide, not just through the social media but also the popular WhatsApp. The personal secretary of the Pope Emeritus, Archbishop Georg Ganswein was quoted, which read, “Pope Benedict is like a candle that fades slowly. He is serene, at peace with God, with himself and the world. He can no longer walk without help and can no longer celebrate Mass.”
“If the insignificant is excluded, there is no celebration.” A video message from Fr Albert Jacobse, MHM in aid of promoting the Catholic Welfare Services charity run on 9 September 2017. The Catholic Welfare Services (CWS) needs fund to reach out to the urban poor and needy.
DIALOGUE MATTERS … On 23-25 June, 250 participants attended the seminar “What’s the Difference? Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant” given by Deacon Dr Sherman Kuek OFS (inset) at Holy Trinity Church, Kuching. The Deacon noted that it is important to understand how we are fundamentally different in faith and practice despite our common faith as Christians. It is only in understanding one another’s differences that Christians can truly respect one another in our mutual search for truth.
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