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Honouring St Wenceslaus

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Pope Benedict has just celebrated Mass for 40,000 people in a meadow in the Czech Republic. Vatican Radio has the full text of the homily. The trusty John Allen provides analysis. You can watch an official Vatican YouTube video of the Mass here.

He stopped off on the way to bless relics at a shrine to St Wenceslaus, the nation’s patron saint, whose feast day is celebrated around the world today.

After the Mass the Pope delivered a message to young people, which you can read here.

Pope Benedict will have lunch with the Czech bishops in Prague before returning to Rome later today.

You can read John Allen’s complete coverage of the visit here. The Catholic News Service has a decent summary of the three-day trip, as does the New York Times, and Edward Pentin offers a short reflection on the key themes of the Holy Father’s speeches.

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Written by Luke Coppen

September 28, 2009 at 10:13 am

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