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March 23, 2013

Pope claim “Catholic Mary” taken
in body up to Heaven
Posted by ivarfjeld

– Having been taken into heaven
both spiritually and bodily, the
Virgin Mary helps believers to
grow in “Christian hope” during
their earthly lives.

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– Having been taken into heaven both spiritually and bodily, the Virgin Mary helps believers to grow in “Christian hope” during their earthly lives.

These are the words used by the Pope, in his speech of 15th of August during the “Feast of the Assumption”.

Dogmatically defined in 1950, the assumption of the Virgin Mary’s body and soul into heaven is a perennial part of the Church’s faith, Pope Benedict told pilgrims who joined him to pray the Angelus at his summer residence later in the day.

He explained that Christ’s mother, who was “redeemed from the first moment of her life,” is “associated in a special way” with the mystery of Christ’s own life, death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven.

Mary’s physical and spiritual entry into God’s presence represents “the Paschal Mystery of Christ fully realized in her,” as she is “intimately united with her Son” and “fully conformed…

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