ADDRESS OF POPE JOHN PAUL
Saturday, 15 January 2005
1. I am pleased to welcome you and to offer each one of you my cordial
greeting. I greet you all with affection. In particular, I greet Dr Salvatore
Festa and thank him for his words of esteem on behalf of all. I would like to
offer you and your families my warmest good wishes for the year that has just
begun. May it be a peaceful year, especially rich in heavenly blessings and
2. In the course of this year, specially dedicated to the Eucharist, all the faithful are called to participate more and more fervently in the celebration of Holy Mass, especially on Sundays. For you too, dear friends, may Sunday Mass be a privileged opportunity for a personal encounter with Christ!
As I assure you of my remembrance in prayer, I would like to tell you once again of my gratitude and my appreciation for the service that you carry out with self-denial and loyalty, and I cordially bless you all, together with your families.
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