The Holy Father Francis is glad to convey a cordial greeting to the organizers and participants in the National Eucharistic Congress on the theme: “The Eucharist: Bread of Life for Our People”.
His Holiness asks everyone to intensify their prayer life on this occasion, making the Eucharist the true centre of Christian communities where praise and thanksgiving are an incentive for a renewed commitment to evangelization and ecclesial communion. May all the Baptized be able to draw abundant spiritual energy from the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in order to build a world that is ever more just and reconciled, in accordance with the message of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
With these sentiments the Supreme Pontiff entrusts to the loving protection of Our Lady of the Angels the pastors and faithful in Costa Rica who are journeying on to the house of the Father and, as a pledge of abundant divine gifts, imparts to them with affection the implored Apostolic Blessing.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone