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Pope with a Family at a General Audience © Vatican Media

Poland: Pope Wishes the Country a Time of Peace and Hope

New Year’s Greetings at the General Audience

On greeting the Polish pilgrims, present at the General Audience on January 3, 2018, Pope Francis wished Poland peace and hope.

At this first General Audience of the year, which was held in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, the Holy Father wished them “a Good Year.” He said to the Poles “May it be for you, for your families, for the persons you love, for those who live in Poland and abroad, for all your homeland, a time of peace, of realized hopes, charged with divine gifts and the protection of the Most Holy Mary, Mother of God.”

“May Christ, Strong God, Prince of Peace, born at Bethlehem, fill your hearts with His presence and bless you,” added the Pontiff.

Translation by Virginia M. Forrester



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