Home Abortion Aids & Hiv Euthanasia Homosexuality Lebanon Natural Family Planning Contact Me   
Daily News  
Archives
Photo Album
Arabic Church News
Arabic Church Titles
Arabic Encyclopedia
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Church History
Code of Eastern Canon Law
Code of Western Canon Law
Council for Justice and Peace
Papal Documents
Papal Encyclicals
Paths of the Spirit
Pontifical Academy for Life
The 21 Ecumenical Councils
The Catholic Encyclopedia
The Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Fathers of the Church
The Holy Father
The II Vatican Council
The List of Popes
The Mysteries of the Rosary
Way of the Cross
Question and Answer
- Faith FAQs
 
Newsletter
Your name:
   
Your email:
   
   Subscribe Unsubscribe
 
Latest Posts
- LITURGY Q & A: Taped Music at Mass And More on Sign Language
- US: Bishops Promote National Marriage Week
- Pope Francis Lauds Dialogue with Oriental Orthodox Churches
- US: Bishops Decry Late-Term Abortion Legislation
- Canada: Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue (ARC) Releases New Stories to Tell: Living Ecumenism Today
 
   
Media
- Tv Charity
- Radio Maria
- Radio Charity - Lebanon
 
Slide Shows & Movies
- Psalm 23
- Be United Against...
- You Are Mine
- Abortion
- Mother Teresa
- Promise
 
Calendar
  March 2019  
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Number Of Visitors:
434585
 
At Audience, Pope Talks by Cellphone With a Patient
VATICAN CITY, JUNE 15, 2005 (Zenit.org).- To the surprise of aides, Benedict XVI spoke on a mobile telephone with a terminally ill patient, at the request of another patient who was attending an outdoor papal audience.

At the end of today's general audience in St. Peter's Square, a handicapped man in a wheelchair asked the Pope to speak on a mobile phone with a terminally ill nun.

Seated on his chair, the Holy Father was happy to acquiesce, and offered words of encouragement to the religious over the phone.

Photographers reacted quickly to capture on film what might have been the first public conversation of a Pope on a cellphone.

Benedict XVI warmly greeted some of the sick and handicapped people who were present at the audience. At one point the Pope embraced a sick woman by the head and promised his prayers.

The Holy Father also greeted a group of Rome's firefighters, who showed him their new-generation helmets. Benedict XVI promptly donned a helmet to the applause and laughter of the crowd.

Then, an African bishop put a golden necklace around the Pope's neck, and the Holy Father wore it as a symbol of his love for Africa during the whole time he spoke with the prelate.