Presentation on theme: "'Respect, Believe, Achieve' Pope Benedict XVI Objectives: To understand the risks involved in resisting the Nazi Regime. To appreciate the qualities needed."— Presentation transcript:
'Respect, Believe, Achieve' Pope Benedict XVI Objectives: To understand the risks involved in resisting the Nazi Regime. To appreciate the qualities needed to resist something you dont agree with.
'Respect, Believe, Achieve' The Papal Visit 2010 It is a historical event as it is only the second time the Pope has visited Britain in the last 500 years! It is a State visit, so Pope Benedict has been invited as a guest of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Pope is the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church and we believe he is the closest person on earth to God.
'Respect, Believe, Achieve' Pope Benedict's early Life… He grew up during the rise of the Nazis and was forced to join the Hitler Youth at the age of 14, but was not an enthusiastic member.He grew up during the rise of the Nazis and was forced to join the Hitler Youth at the age of 14, but was not an enthusiastic member. When the compulsory Hitler Youth was introduced in 1941, my brother was obliged to join. I was still too young, but later, as a seminarian, I was registered in Hitler Youth. As soon as I was out of the seminary I never went back. (in other words he left at the first possible opportunity.) Quote from Pope Benedict XVI His experiences under the Nazi Regime convinced him that the Church had to stand up for truth and freedom.His experiences under the Nazi Regime convinced him that the Church had to stand up for truth and freedom. For example he witnessed the Nazis beat up a parish priest before mass and in 1941 his cousin was put to death by the Nazis because he suffered from Downs Syndrome.For example he witnessed the Nazis beat up a parish priest before mass and in 1941 his cousin was put to death by the Nazis because he suffered from Downs Syndrome. In 1943 he was drafted into the German army, towards the end of the war he deserted the German Army and was briefly held as prisoner of war by the allies in 1945.In 1943 he was drafted into the German army, towards the end of the war he deserted the German Army and was briefly held as prisoner of war by the allies in 1945.
'Respect, Believe, Achieve' What was Hitler Youth? Hitler Youth Discuss: How did the Nazis make Hitler Youth seem appealing?
'Respect, Believe, Achieve' What gifts can a Christian have to help guide them in knowing what is Just? Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Pick at least 3 of these gifts – explain how you think they helped guide the Pope in realising that the teachings of the Nazi regime were not according to the teachings of Jesus.
'Respect, Believe, Achieve' Pope Benedict was one of many young Germans who was guided by the Holy Spirit and found the courage to resist the Nazi Regime. Groups such as the White Rose group refused to follow the teachings of the regime. The White Rose Group was formed by a group of university students in 1941. Sophie Scholl is one of the most famous women who stood up to the Nazi Regime They did not agree Hitler's policies and decided to publish pamphlets calling for democracy and justice! They were caught! Sentenced to death and guillotined later that day…. The White Rose Group The White Rose Group…
'Respect, Believe, Achieve' Pope Benedicts XVI Special message to all young people in the world. God loves every single person in this world, indeed he loves everyone who has ever lived throughout the history of the world. We should seek out the poor, the vulnerable, the marginalized; we should have a special care for those who are in distress, those suffering from depression or anxiety; we should care for the disabled, and do all we can to promote their dignity and quality of life; we should be attentive to the needs of immigrants and asylum seekers in our midst; we should extend the hand of friendship to members of all faiths and none. That is the noble vocation of love and service that we have all received. Let it inspire you to dedicate your lives to following Christ.
'Respect, Believe, Achieve' Reflect on the following… Witnessing atrocities can leave you feeling angry, ashamed and at a loss, Pope Benedict decided to embrace his faith. It is a lot easier to keep your own opinions to yourself than to speak out, Pope Benedict wanted to stand up truth and freedom and thus dedicated his life to God and prayer. Reflection
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