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Friday, December 5, 2008


VATICAN CITY, 5 DEC 2008 (VIS) - At 9 a.m. today, in the presence of the Holy Father and of the Pontifical Family, the first sermon for Advent was delivered in the "Redemptoris Mater" Chapel of the Vatican Apostolic Palace.

  This year's sermons, pronounced by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa O.F.M. Cap, preacher of the Pontifical Household, have as their theme: "'When the fullness of time had come, God sent His Son, born of a woman'. Going with St. Paul to meet the Christ Who comes". The preacher, according to a note published today, will reflect upon the role of Christ in the thought and life of the Apostle of the Gentiles. The next two sermons will be held on 12 and 189 December.
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