Secret Sun has the scoop. I wonder what's up their sleeve.
Short quote: "In so many of our societies, side by side with material prosperity, a spiritual desert is spreading: an interior emptiness, an unnamed fear, a quiet sense of despair," the pontiff said.No word yet if the Vatican is taking responsibility for any of these things :p. It was them after all that sucked the spirituality out of a huge part of the world wasn't it? Replacing direct experience with a belief system (bs), intermediary pastors and churches, letting an 'infallible' dude speak for God, and the lovely Inquisition. Eww!
The aim was "a new age in which hope liberates us from the shallowness, apathy and self-absorption which deadens our souls and poisons our relationships," he said. - IHT