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Saint Peter's Square
Sunday, 9 June 2019



Yesterday in Krakow, a thanksgiving celebration took place to confirm devotion to Blessed Michael Giedroyc. With the participation of the Bishops of Poland and Lithuania, this event encourages Polish and Lithuanian people to strengthen their bonds in a sign of faith and in veneration of Blessed Michael who lived in Krakow in the 15th century, an example of humility and evangelical charity.

Recent news arriving from Sudan causes grief and concern. Let us pray for this people, that the violence may cease and that the common good may be sought in dialogue.

I greet you all, pilgrims from Italy and from many parts of the world who have participated in this celebration: groups, associations and individual faithful. I encourage everyone to open yourselves with docility to the action of the Holy Spirit, offering the world, in the diversity of charisms, the image of a fraternity in communion.

May the Holy Mother of God, to whose maternal intercession we entrust ourselves with filial trust, obtain this grace for us.

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