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Even for the Church of today "the period in the desert can be transformed into a period of grace, because we have the certainty that even from the hardest rock God can bring forth the living water that quenches thirst and refreshes", said Benedict XVI Ash Wednesday in his general audience catechesis dedicated to Lent. In front of more than 8 thousand faithful in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope said the 40 days of Lent represent "a sufficient period to see the works of God, a time within which we must decide to assume our responsibilities without additional references. A time for mature decisions. "A period that recalls the prayer of Jesus in the desert and the temptation of the devil who offers him another ...