December 25, 2010

The Popes Christmas Message

I had to look up what the Latin phrase meant: "urbi et orbi" for those who may not know, literally means "to the city and to the world." It has come to be used as the name for a specific type of blessing given by the pope on particularly solemn occasions. What it means is that the "urbi et orbi" address or blessing is not directly simply at the city of Rome and the people present, but rather to the entire Roman Catholic world, wherever the individuals may be.

Catholicism 101

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