JOURNEY TO INDIA
OF POPE PAUL VI
Friday, 4 December 1964
Eucharistic Congress committee and Civic Community.
We greet you with paternal joy, and We thank you for the cordial welcome you have offered Us in Our visit to the Eucharistic Congress of Bombay. Our heart is filled with admiration and gratitude for your great achievement in preparing and organizing this great international religious event, We thank you most sincerely for the self-sacrificing generosity with which you have dedicated your talents, time and in many cases your personal contributions, to the success of this universal act of worship and veneration of Our most Blessed Saviour in the sacrament of His love for men. Asking Our Eucharistic Master to reward you with His choicest favours and graces, We willingly bestow upon all of you here present, upon your families and loved ones, and upon all your collaborators and benefactors, Our special paternal Apostolic Benediction. Honoured representatives of the Civic Community of this beautiful city of Bombay, to you We wish to extend a special word of greeting and thanks. The magnificent site of the Oval and the other Eucharistic Congress preparations could not have been possible without your generous support and collaboration. We thank you from the depths of Our heart, and We invoke upon you and your city abundant blessings and favours of Almighty God. Jai Hind.