BUDAPEST, Hungary, SEPT. 17, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is Benedict XVI’s message sent Sept. 9 by Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Angelo Sodano to the Volunteerfest — world meeting of the Volunteers of God — held in Budapest, Hungary, from Sept. 14-16, and attended by some 11,000 people.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone replaced Cardinal Sodano as secretary of state on Friday.
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To his Eminence
Cardinal Péter Erdó
Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest
Secretary of state
From the Vatican, Sept. 9, 2006
[Translation issued by the Focolare movement]