VISIT OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO ASSISI:
HOLY MASS AND SIGNING OF THE NEW ENCYCLICAL
“ALL BROTHERS”, ON FRATERNITY AND SOCIAL FRIENDSHIP
REMARKS OF THE HOLY FATHER
Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi
Saturday, 3 October 2020
I will now sign the Encyclical, which will be brought to the altar by Msgr Paolo Braida, who is responsible for translations and also the Pope’s discourses at the First Section [of the Secretariat of State]. He oversees everything and this is why I wanted him to be present here, today, and to bring me the Encyclical. Two translators have come with him: Fr Antonio, translator in Portuguese, who translated from Spanish to Portuguese, and Fr Cruz, who is Spanish, and who oversaw the other translations from the Spanish original. I do so as a sign of gratitude to the entire First Section of the Secretariat of State, which has worked on the draft and translation.
[He then signs the Encyclical]
They are humble, these translators; they hide themselves away!
*L'Osservatore Romano, Weekly edition in english, n.41, 09/10/2020,
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