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Benedict XVI: Conversion is trusting in Christs forgiveness

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Conversion means trusting in Christs power to forgive; it means letting Christ take you by the hand, and so to be pulled out of the quick-sands of pride and sin, untruth and sadness, of selfishness and of every false assurance; to come to know and live the riches of his love. The Holy Father went on to say that Pauls experience, born of his encounter with the Risen Christ on the road to Damascus, Can be a model of every authentic Christian conversion, which for all of us means, believing that Jesus Christ gave Himself for each of us, dying on the Cross and, as He is risen, now lives with each of us and in each of us. Pope Benedict also recalled the World Day of Leprosy, saying he is glad the United Nations has recently called on countries to care for those who are suffering from the disease, as well as the family members of those who are sick. The Holy Father also mentioned his message for the World Communications Day, in which he stresses the ways new technologies such as the internet can, when used wisely, be of service to the search for the beautiful the true and the good. Together with two youngsters from Romes Catholic Action, the Holy Father released two doves from his window, thanking the youngsters for the faithfulness of their commitment to peace.


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