Apostolic journeys of Benedict XVI - 2007

Apostolic journeys of Benedict XVI - 2007  

In 2007 His Holiness Benedict XVI visited Brazil and Austria. In Brazil he presided over the Fifth General Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Bishops’ Conferences at the Shrine of Aparecida (9-14 May 2007). Later in the year he travelled to Austria for the 850th anniversary of the foundation of the Shrine of Mariazell (7-9 September 2007). In both countries, so distant and different from one another, the Pope received a warm and enthusiastic welcome, with the accompanied and protected by the Virgin Mary who is venerated at both shrines of Aparecida and Mariazell.