It happened on DECEMBER 19

1980

During a mass for university students in St. Peter’s Basilica, in preparation for Christmas, Pope John Paul II affirmed in his homily: “Man doesn’t journey toward God only through that which is in him: he does so through his incompleteness and defenselessness, and through the transcendent character of his personality, directed towards truth, goodness, and beauty; he does so through culture and science; he does so through the desire for a more humane world, for a world more worthy of man. He approaches the Lord full of his humanity and his earthly life comprised of work, culture, and science, and comprised of his incessant seeking after truth, goodness, beauty, justice, and the love of peace.”


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