On the Family

Here is the text of the address given by Pope Francis before and after the recitation of the Angelus at the conclusion of the Mass for the Pilgrimage of the Families of the World for the Year of Faith

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Before concluding this celebration, I would like to greet all the pilgrims, especially you, dear families, who have come from many countries. I thank you from my heart!

I offer a cordial greeting to the bishops and faithful from Equatorial Guinea, who have come here on the occasion of the agreement with the Holy See. May the Immaculate Virgin protect your beloved nation and obtain for you to progress along the path of concord and justice.

Now we will pray the Angelus. With this prayer we invoke the protection of Mary, our Mother, for the families of the world, in a particular way for those who live in very difficult circumstances. Mary, Queen of the Family, pray for us! Let us say together: Mary, Queen of the Family, pray for us! Mary, Queen of the Family, pray for us! Mary, Queen of the Family, pray for us!

“Angelus Domini…”

Thanks so much for yesterday’s celebration and for this Mass. May the Lord bless you. I wish you a goodSunday and a good lunch! Goodbye!

[Translation by Joseph Trabbic]

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