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House Proceeding on Apr 9th, 2008 :: 0:31:05 to 0:35:53
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great pleasure that i welcome him to our country, the home of more than 66 million catholics, and ask my colleagues to join me in support of this resolution. mr. speaker, i reserve the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:31:05 to 0:31:15( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i yiei ld myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore:

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Speech By: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: without objection. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you. i also rise in supi port of house resolution 838, extending this chamber's welcome to pope benedict xvi, who will be w making his first visit to

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:31:27 to 0:31:44( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the united states next week in his role as leader of the catholic church. popepe benedict was elected to thpapacy just three years ago, succeeding pope john paul ii, who had led the catholic

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:31:44 to 0:31:55( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: church for close to three decades. the holy father's visit provides an opportunity to reflect on his life and his teachings. pope benedict had devoted his life to his faith and to the promotion

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:31:55 to 0:32:09( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: -- through the promotion of peace. from his early days as a priest, he sought to inspire others to always search for the truth. on may 28, 1977, over 30 years ago, he declared that his

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:32:09 to 0:32:28( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: duty was to follow the truth and be at its service. on that occasion, he went on to say that in today's world the theme of truth is omitted almost entirely as something et too great for

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:32:28 to 0:32:43( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: man and yet everything collapses if truth is missing. moreover, pope benedict has spent his years of service in the church in an effort to clarify the tenants of the catholic faith. he

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:32:43 to 0:33:00( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: presented the new catechism to pope john paul ii. today he has written 25 books, which are now used as reference sources for many who are interested in a deeper study of theology. he served

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:33:00 to 0:33:14( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: as the advisor of theological affairs, to the second economical vatican council, a gathering of great importance that was the largest in the church's history. this council c adopted significant

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:33:14 to 0:33:27( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: changes in the doctrines of the catholic church. the reforms meant to ensure that the heart of the church and its mission would be focused on helping people. the council urged greater

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:33:27 to 0:33:43( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: engagement by the church to elevate the dignity of all human life, to ease suffering, to end poverty in needy countries and to promote international peace. this council was also intent on

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:33:43 to 0:33:57( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: encouraging reconciliation between those in the catholic church and those of other beliefs. since ascending to the papacy in april of 2005, the pope has advanced those doctrines in church affairs,

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:33:57 to 0:34:12( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: particularly in interreligious dialogue. on september 7, 2007, pope benedict visited austria, where he joine d jewish leaders in a silent tribute to the victims of the nazi holocaust. and

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: he joined vienna's chief rabbi in a memorial to the 65,000 jews who perished in nazi death camps. during his time in the united states, he will visithe park street synagogue in new york

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:34:30 to 0:34:45( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: city, and he will meet with holocaust survivor, rabbi arthur schnier. one said of this meeting, and i quote, by this personal and informal visit, which is not part of his official program,

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:34:45 to 0:34:59( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: his holiness wishes to express his good will toward the local jewish community as they prepare for passover. in october of 2006, pope benedict met with the dalai lama in the vatican. and

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:34:59 to 0:35:13( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: when he visited turkey, he played -- he prayed at the blue mosque and you know plans to -- he now plans to meet with muslim scholars at a connecticut lick muslim seminar to be held later this year

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: in rome. pope benedict has underscored his support for interfaith reconciliation with statements such as the following -- if friendship with god becomes for us something even more important

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: and decisive, then we will begin to love those whom god loves and who are in need of us. god wants us to be friends of his friends and we can be so. mr. speaker, pope benedict's wise words of

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:35:45 to 0:35:53( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: inspiration of hope and peace can serve to guide all of us. it is my pleasure to rise in support of this resolution, welcoming his holiness, pope benedict xvi to the united states. and with

John Yarmuth

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John Yarmuth: that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey. mr. payne: i yield four minutes to the gentleman from connecticut, mr. yarmuth.

John Yarmuth

0:35:53 to 0:39:22( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Yarmuth

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