13 October 2013
Dear Brothers and
Today in Tarragona, Spain
approximately 500 martyrs who were
killed for the faith during the
Spanish Civil War in the 1930s are
being beatified. We praise the Lord
for their courageous witness;
through their intercession let us
ask him to free the world from every
form of violence.
I wish to thank all of you who
have come out in such great numbers
from Rome, Italy and from so may
parts of the world for this
celebration of faith dedicated to
Mary, our Mother.
I greet the children from the
“Little Footprints” International
Orchestra for Peace, and the
National Association of Mutilated
and Disabled at Work.
I also greet the youth of Rome
who over the course of recent days
have been engaged in the “Jesus at
the Centre” mission: always be
missionaries of the Gospel, every
day and in every place! And I also
gladly greet the inmates of the
And now together let us pray the
Angelus: Angelus Domini...
I wish you a blessed Sunday, have a nice lunch. Goodbye!