Peruvian cardinal says pope supports church taking lead in negotiating peace

Cardinal Barreto, who met privately with the pope March 4, said he informed the pontiff that several institutions in the country “have sought out the church, and have spoken to me personally, to see how we can jointly create a roundtable of dialogue for Peru, independent of our faith or of the political instances that may exist.”

Notable quotes from Pope Benedict XVI

Here is a collection of notable quotes from Pope Benedict XVI from homilies, documents, messages and speeches from 2005 to 2013, the years he served as pope.

Love the Lord by loving the poor, pope says at Mass

Wars, famine and calamities of every kind can tempt Christians to a paralyzing fear that the world is about to end; what they must do instead is act, even in a small way, to make the world a better place, Pope Francis said Nov. 13, celebrating Mass for the World Day of the Poor.

Photos: Mass of Hope and Healing

The Mass was for couples or families who have suffered the loss of a child in any way, including from miscarriage, illness, abortion, SIDS, or accident, and for those suffering infertility.