Sunday, October 25, 2015

Message of the Holy Father to the Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage to Rome

From the pilgrimage’s website Una Cum Papa Nostro.

To His Most Reverend Excellency
Mons. Guido Pozzo
Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei

On the occasion of the pilgrimage to Rome of the Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum, which keeps the ancient Roman liturgy alive in the Church, the Holy Father Pope Francis sends his warm greetings, along with his wish that their participation in this devout visit to the tombs of the Apostles stirs up their fervent adherence to Christ, who is celebrated in the beauty of the liturgy, which brings us to contemplate the Lord transfigured in the light of glory, and that it bring renewed energy to their witness to the perennial message of the Christian faith. His Holiness invokes abundant gifts of the Divine Spirit, and the maternal protection of the Mother of God, and, as he asks for that they persevere in prayer in support of his Petrine ministry, from his heart imparts to Your Excellency, to the bishops participating, to the priests and all the faithful present in the sacred celebration, the requested Apostolic blessing, in favor of a fruitful journey with the Church.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

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