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    LORETO, Italy (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said on Saturday that even the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta "suffered from the silence of God" despite her immense charity and faith.

    The Pope, addressing a youth rally in central Italy, referred to a new book that reveals that the Roman Catholic nun was deeply tormented about her faith and suffered periods of doubt about God.

    It is significant that the Pope mentioned Mother Teresa's torment about God's silence as not being unusual because there was some speculation that the letters could hurt the procedure to make her a saint.

    "All believers know about the silence of God," he said in unprepared remarks. "Even Mother Teresa, with all her charity and force of faith, suffered from the silence of God," he said.

    He said believers sometimes had to withstand the silence of God in order to understand the situation of people who do not believe.

    Due out on September 4, the book, "Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light" is a collection of letters written to colleagues and superiors over 66 years.

    The ethnic Albanian nun, who dedicated her life to poor, sick and dying in India, died in 1997 aged 87.

    Mother Teresa had wanted all her letters destroyed, but the Vatican ordered they be preserved as potential relics of a saint, according to a spokeswoman for Doubleday, the U.S. publisher of the book.

    Mother Teresa has been beatified but has not yet been made a saint.

    Time magazine, which has first serial rights, published excerpts on its Web site last month.

    When the German-born pontiff visited the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz last year, he publicly asked why God was silent when 1.5 million victims, mostly Jews, died there.
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    LORETO, Italy (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI celebrated a giant mass Sunday at Loreto in front of some 500,000 youths, telling them to eschew pride and consumerism and take care of the environment.

    "Go against the current, don't listen to the numerous voices advocating lifestyles based on arrogance, violence, success at all costs and outward appearances and the possession of material things," he said.

    The pontiff called on young believers to adopt a "lifestyle that is sober and interdependent, with relations that are sincere and pure and with an interest in the common good."

    He also exhorted them to protect the environment, asking the congregation to "react urgently .... to recreate a strong bond between Man and Earth and to reverse trends which risk causing irreparable damage."

    Members of the huge congregation received kits containing a prayer book in recycled paper, a manual battery recharger and biodegradable rubbish bags.

    The pontiff flew into Loreto in central Italy by helicopter Saturday to attend the pilgrimage over the weekend that was a warm-up for a much-bigger World Youth Day to take place in Australia next year.
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    Mother Teresa had wanted all her letters destroyed, but the Vatican ordered they be preserved as potential relics of a saint, according to a spokeswoman for Doubleday, the U.S. publisher of the book.
    So the church goes against the Mother's wishes.. what a shocker! Outrageous!
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