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August 22, 2005

Washington Times: Pope leads 'Catholic Woodstock'

Topics: Faith
Faith "must be seen in our capacity to forgive," he said. "It must be seen in our sensitivity to the needs of others, in our willingness to share. ...

Pope Benedict XVI brought his first foreign trip as pope to a joyful conclusion yesterday, telling more than a million mainly youthful and exuberant followers at an outdoor Mass that they should not pick and choose at their faith.

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[Crowds of World Youth Day attendees stretched across Marienfeld, just outside Cologne, Germany, on Saturday for Pope Benedict XVI´s prayer vigil(AFP/Getty Images)]

The Pope said that "If it is pushed too far, religion becomes almost a consumer product. People choose what they like, and some are even able to make a profit from it. But religion constructed on a 'do-it-yourself' basis cannot ultimately help us. It may be comfortable, but at times of crisis we are left to ourselves."

For a chance to experience the pope, many of the youths spent Saturday night camped out on the field.

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Posted by Richard at August 22, 2005 5:17 AM

Harry, Just curious as to why you would keep Mickey John on your radar screen? You even state that he was near the hotel and no alibi. His story claims that he was no where near the hotel at the time of the incedent, and he was at home sleeping. He does has a family so to me that is his alibi,

Posted by: Carol at August 22, 2005 9:47 AM

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