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APOSTOLIC VOYAGE TO POLAND

BLESSING OF THE NEW LIBRARY
OF THE PONTIFICAL THEOLOGICAL ACADEMY

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II

Kraków
Saturday, 17 August 2002

 

Magnificent Rectors, Professors and Students, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I thank you for this stop on the way from Łagiewniki to Franciszkanska Street; I thank you very much.

I wish to say to you that everyday I pray for your universities, for the Jagellonian University of Kraków, for the Catholic University of Lublin, and for the Angelicum of Rome, for all the rectors, the professors and for the students, living and dead.

May the Academy flourish; may the professors flourish; may its many members thrive; may each member thrive; may it always be flourishing.

For those who understand Latin, the words mean "may they flourish", may the Academy flourish and may the Jagellonian University in Kraków flourish. May God reward them for all I have received from it and may God bless you for the years to come in this new place. God bless you.

This greeting and wish I address to all the schools of higher learning and all the universities in Poland. Once again, God bless you.

           

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