VATICAN CITY, Italy – The following is the full text of Pope Benedict XVI’s speech at the Roman Curia in Vatican. In his speech, Pope Benedict mentioned that the proclamation of the Gospel to the modern era would be the “key theme” of the coming years in the near future:
Brother Bishops and Priests,
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The occasion that brings us together today is always particularly moving. The holy feast of Christmas is almost upon us and it prompts the great family of the Roman Curia to come together for a gracious exchange of greetings, as we wish one another a joyful and spiritually fruitful celebration of this feast of the God who became flesh and established his dwelling in our midst (cf. Jn 1:14).