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Pope’s Message to National Pilgrimage of Families for the Family

Preparation for the World Meeting of Families of 2018 at Dublin

On behalf of Pope Francis, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin told the 10th National Pilgrimage of Families for the Family and that the Holy Father is pleased by such a significant event, offered in preparation for the World Meeting of Families of 2018 at Dublin.

The event was held September 16, 2017 at Scafati and Pompeii. and promoted by Renewal in the Holy Spirit.

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Here is a ZENIT translation of the Message that the Holy Father Francis sent — signed by the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietor Parolin –, to the participants in the 10th National Pilgrimage of Families for the Family, taking place today at Scafati and Pompeii, and promoted by Renewal in the Holy Spirit.

His Most Reverend Excellency Monsignor Tommaso Caputo

Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii

On the occasion of the 10th National Pilgrimage of Families for the Family, promoted by Renewal in the Spirit, in collaboration with the Prelature of the Shrine of Pompeii, the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life, the National Office for the Pastoral Care of the Family of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) and the National Forum of Family Associations on the theme “The Joy of Love that Is Lived in the Family Is also the Joy of the Church,” His Holiness expresses to all its participants his warm greeting and assures them of his spiritual closeness.

He is pleased by such a significant event, offered in preparation for the World Meeting of Families of 2018 at Dublin and, while he exhorts to pray for families tried because of the lack of work, for those persecuted because of the faith and for all families in situations of suffering, he asks for remembrance of him in prayer and from his heart sends the implored Apostolic Blessing.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Secretary of State of His Holiness

From the Vatican, September 16, 2017

[Original text: Italian]  {Zenit’s translation – Virginia M. Forrester]

 

 

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