Pope Benedict XVI has told Catholics to reject the idea that leading a good life is boring.
The pontiff urged believers to reject the belief that a person who does not sin is boring, and that something is missing from his life, what he called the "dramatic dimension" of being free. He called on the faithful to overcome temptations of bargaining with evil.
Pope Benedict XVI made his remarks at ceremonies marking the 40th anniversary of the end of the second Vatican Council, which helped modernize the Roman Catholic Church. He called the council the greatest ecclesiastical event of the 20th century.
Meanwhile, the archbishop of Munich, Germany, announced that the pope will visit his native Bavaria next September.
He said the pontiff will visit Munich, Regensburg and the village of Marktl-am-Inn, where he was born as Joseph Ratzinger in 1927.
Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.