VATICAN CITY, Rome — Pope Benedict XVI at Sunday’s Angelus focused on the reality of sin to the individual’s life and encourages the Christian believers to join with Christ in “spiritual combat” during Lent.
Many pilgrims gathered at St. Peter’s Square to pray the Angelus with the Pope on the first Sunday of Lent.
Pope Benedict XVI said that the forty days of Lent is a “culmination of his mission of salvation.”
The Pope also recognized the reality that many of the people now do not accept the term sin or the reality of sin. He further added that the reality of sin and evil is the reason why the Lent and the cross exist.