(CNS) All Saints' Day calls for deeper belief in eternal life, pope says

The feast of All Saints should prompt Catholics to believe more deeply in eternal life, Pope Benedict XVI said.

The day “reminds us of our eternal destiny, where we will dwell, as St. Thomas Aquinas says, in true and perfect light, total fulfillment, everlasting joy and gladness without end,” he said Nov. 1, reciting the Angelus on the feast of All Saints.

He urged people to “believe more strongly in eternal life and feel in true communion with our departed loved ones,” who will be commemorated on the feast of All Souls, Nov. 2.

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