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‘You are greatly loved by the Child Jesus’

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Benedict XVI has just visited the Church of Our Lady of Victory in Prague, which contains the wonderfully quirky Infant of Prague. The Catholic News Service has the full text of his remarks:

The figure of the Child Jesus, the tender infant, brings home to us God’s closeness and his love. We come to understand how precious we are in his eyes, because it is through him that we in our turn have become children of God. Every human being is a child of God and therefore our brother or sister, to be welcomed and respected. May our society grasp this truth! Every human person would then be appreciated not for what he has, but for who he is, since in the face of every human being, without distinction of race or culture, God’s image shines forth.

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Written by Luke Coppen

September 26, 2009 at 12:38 pm

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