HOLY FATHER RECEIVES PRESIDENT OF HONDURAS
VATICAN CITY, MAY 17, 2004 (VIS) - President Ricardo Maduro Joest of Honduras was welcomed to the Vatican this morning by Pope John Paul who, in brief remarks in Spanish, thanked him for his visit and expressed his best wishes "for your very high mission in the service of the Honduran people."
"On this occasion I wish to renew my affection for the people of your
country, whom I always remember in prayer, asking God to bless each one of
them, all families and the different social groups that they may all have a
serene present and a future filled with hope, while building a society based
on justice and peace, fraternity and solidarity, which will favor the integral
progress of everyone, especially the most needy."
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