Pope Benedict XVI to Bishops at Lourdes, France – “Your Mission”

On Sunday evening Pope Benedict XVI gathered all of the bishops of France in the Hemicycle of Bernadette Hall and addressed the numerous issues facing the Church in France.

“Man is always in need of liberation from his fears and his sins.

Man must ceaselessly learn or relearn that God is not his enemy, but his infinitely good Creator.

Man needs to know that his life has a meaning, and that he is awaited, at the conclusion of his earthly sojourn, so as to share for ever in Christ’s glory in heaven.

Your mission is to bring the portion of the People of God entrusted to your care to recognize this glorious destiny.”

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