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JOURNEY TO INDIA

ADDRESS OF PAUL VI
TO THE CHILDREN
DURING HIS VISIT IN A SCHOOL OF BOMBAY

Friday, 4 December 1964

   

«Sinite parvulos . . .»

MY DEAR Children, We are happy to be able to stop for this brief visit with you because Our affection for you is great. You are gathered here today to pay loving homage to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. This is for you wonderful opportunity and We urge you not to waste this chance to strengthen your faith and deepen your love for the Church, for your Schoolmates and all Catholics, and for the Peoples of the whole world. Catholic means universal, of the whole world, and you must learn to look further than your own family, or group, or City, to the entire Nation of India, to all Asia, to the great earth itself. We are happy to see you, and We thank you for the beautiful welcome you have given to Us. May God reward you. May He bless your families and teachers and all those who are dear to you. In His name, We lovingly impart to you all, as a pledge of numerous divine graces, Our fatherly Apostolic Blessing.

    

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