Pope Benedict XVI Visits Brazil

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Sowing seeds of recovery and conversion, at the “Farm of Hope”

BRAZIL, May 12, 2007: Pope Benedict XVI embraces children during a papal visit to the Fazenda da Esperanca (Farm of Hope), a Franciscan-founded drug rehabilitation center. After listening to emotional stories of hardship and family suffering, the pope praised the efforts at recovery being described, urging residents to seek Christ and the consolation of faith. Benedict then warned drug dealers that they will face the judgment of God for the damage they have wrought upon human beings. "God will call you to account for your deeds,” he warned. “Human dignity cannot be trampled upon in this way."

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