Pope Benedict’s First Address on Saint Gregory the Great

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Pope Benedict’s First Address on Saint Gregory the Great

BENEDICT XVI
GENERAL AUDIENCE
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Saint Gregory the Great (1)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Last Wednesday I spoke of a Father of the Church little known in the West, Romanus the Melodist. Today I would like to present the figure of one of the greatest Fathers in the history of the Church, one of four Doctors of the West, Pope St Gregory, who was Bishop of Rome from 590 to 604, and who earned the traditional title of Magnus/the Great. Gregory was truly a great Pope and a great Doctor of the Church! He was born in Rome about 540 into a rich

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