Today at the distance of some 20 centuries, Peter's successor, the Bishop of Rome, stands before the same empty tomb and contemplates the mystery of the Resurrection. Following in the footsteps of the Apostle, I wish to proclaim anew to the men and women of our time the Church's firm faith that Jesus Christ was crucified, died, and was buried, and that on the third day He rose from the dead, exalted at the right hand of the Father. He sent us His Spirit for the forgiveness of sins. Apart from Him, whom God has made Lord and Christ, there is no other name under heaven given to men, by which we are to be saved.
Pope Benedict XVI, today, at the Holy Sepulcher