Papal New Year’s Address 2010

Pope Benedict XVI adressed the international diplomatic corps to the Holy See today, in what is the traditional New Year’s address. Essentially it is a case of the Holy Father addressing the world, and as such it is equably applicable to diplomats and other faithful alike.

He speaks about taking care of the environment through care for human life, since creation is one and indivisible. Respect for human life is intricatly connected to respect for creation as a whole. The pope also dispenses specific admonishments to governments and businesses, such as the battle against narcotics, immigration issues, the Christian identity of Europe and Gender issues.

This is the man the pope wants to be on the world stage in 2010, and he asks all of us to join and support him in that.

A link to the text on the Vatican website is mentioned above, and a Dutch translation is here.