Pope Paul said on the Feast of the Assumption that he prayed daily at the Angelus for the Holy Year and for world justice, order and peace.
The Pope told a crowd gathered in the courtyard of his summer residence here that the purpose of the Angelus was "to bring to the Lord, through the example and intercession of Mary, the unfolding of life's daily events. with particular attention to the world's great causes,"
He said that for him those great causes included "the outcome of the Holy Year and social justice. order among peoples, and always a peace that is free and real."
The Pope described the Angelus as a "spontaneous flower of medieval spirituality." Ile said it was a prayer to he recited usually at home or "wherever our daily activity allows."
Fr Enda McDonagh for Scotland
Fr Enda McDonagh, Professor of Moral Theology at St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co Kildare, arrives in Scotland tomorrow to give lectures in Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
One of Ireland's leading moral theologians, his Glasgow talk on the Christian Theology of Morality next Wednesday will he followed by a discussion with Professor Murdo Ewen MacDonald. Professor of Pastoral Theology at Glasgow University.