ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER PAUL VI
Monday, 18 May 1970
Dear sons and daughters from Ceylon,
Our first greeting is to Our venerable Brother, Cardinal Cooray; to him and to all of you We express Our sincere joy at having you with us.
You have come a great distance and We are grateful for the sentiments which have prompted you to come. We pray that your visit to the land of Jesus and your pilgrimage to the shrines of His Mother will bring forth fruits of grace in your souls.
As We greet you, We think also of your families and your beloved country. Our prayer is contant for all of you; We are close to you in your hopes and aspirations, in your problems and in your joys. We wish you deep peace in Christ Jesus.
With special affection We impart to you Our Apostolic Blessing.