Visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the United Nations April 18, 2008

 

On April 18, 2008, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where he met with Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon and the President of the General Assembly, Mr. Srgjan Kerim. The Holy Father addressed the General Assembly and the Staff of the United Nations.

Click here for the text of the Papal Addresses to the General Assembly and to the UN Staff.

Exactly one year prior to the Holy Father's visit to the United Nations, on April 18, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI had received UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon who had invited him to the Organization's Headquarters in New York. Click here to view pictures of the visit.



© UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
General Ban Ki-moon (right) and Srgjan Kerim (left), President of the sixty-second session of the General Assembly, meet with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, upon his arrival.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) and Srgjan Kerim (left), President of the sixty-second session of the General Assembly,
meet with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, upon his arrival.
© UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

United Nations International School (UNIS) students welcome His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI with a bouquet of flowers.

United Nations International School (UNIS) students welcome His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI with a bouquet of flowers.
© UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras
Pope Benedict XVI touches the United Nations flag removed from the ruins of the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI touches the United Nations flag removed from the ruins of the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad during the 2001 bombing attack, in remembrance of the injured and those who died.
© UN Photo/Evan Schneider

   
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