Pope Francis had special words of encouragement for Pilgrims from the Middle East during his January 16, 2019, General Audience in Paul VI Hall.
“I extend a cordial welcome to Arabic-speaking pilgrims, especially those from the Middle East! Dear brothers and sisters, always remember that God Who is Love tells us His desire to be called ‘Abba’ Father, with the total confidence of a child who abandons himself into the arms of those who gave him life. Let us start again from this word and we will experience the joy of being children loved by God. May the Lord bless you!”