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APOSTOLIC PILGRIMAGE TO INDIA

ADDRESS OF JOHN PAUL II
DURING THE VISIT TO HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL

Bombay (India)
Sunday, 9 February 1986

Dear Archbishop Pimenta,
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Like my predecessor Paul VI I have come as a pilgrim to Holy Name Cathedral in Bombay. I am particularly pleased that my visit is taking place during this centenary year of the Archdiocese.

The title of your Cathedral expresses your reverence and love for the name of the Lord Jesus, "the name which is above every name" . Saint John tells us that his whole purpose in writing his Gospel was "that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name" . And Saint Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, proclaimed: "There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" .

In the name of Jesus is found grace and salvation, peace and consolation, joy and hope for all the world. Blessed are those who have come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. May all that we do give glory and praise to his holy name.

 

Copyright 1986 - Libreria Editrice Vaticana

 

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