Pope Benedict prayed the Rosary on Saturday with and for Africa. Joining the Pope were African and Italian students at the Vatican as part of the second meeting of the Synod of African bishops.The mysteries of the Holy Rosary, predominantly a scriptural prayer, are taken from the New Testament and focus on the magnificent events of the Incarnation and Redemption.
Pope Benedict said, 'The Rosary is experiencing a new Springtime. Without a doubt, this is one of the most eloquent signs of love that the young generation nourish for Jesus and his Mother, Mary. In the current world, so dispersive, this prayer helps to put Christ at the centre, as the Virgin did, who meditated within all that was said about her Son, and also what he did and said. When reciting the Rosary, the important and meaningful moments of salvation history are relived."
“Meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary” said the pope, “we have found yet again the true face of God, who in Jesus Christ reveals his presence in the life of every nation. The God of Jesus Christ walks with man; thanks to Him it is possible to build a civilization of love.”