Sunday, Pope Francis entrusted Togo and Venezuela to the Virgin Mary.
Among the 30,000 visitors present in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, October 29, 2017, the Holy Father greeted the Togolese community of Italy and Venezuelans present in St. Peter’s Square, with an image of Our Lady of Chiquinquira, “the Chinita,” and he said to them: “let’s entrust the hopes and legitimate expectations of these two nations to Mary.”
In addition to greeting Irishmen from Ballygawley, Austrians from Salzburg, and Germans from Traunstein and Berchtesgaden, Francis greeted participants in a congress of Italian Secular Institutes and “encouraged” them to “witness the Gospel in the world.”
The Pontiff also greeted blood donors of the Italian region of Puglia.
“I see there are Colombians here,” exclaimed Pope Francis, interrupting himself and making a sign with his hand. He was in their country last September.
Pope Francis concluded, saying: “I wish you all a good Sunday. Please, don’t forget to pray for me. Have a good lunch and goodbye!”