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Pope Sends Greeting for Lunar New Year

‘I invite to pray for the gift of peace, precious treasures to be pursued with compassion, farsightedness, and courage.’

Pope Francis on February 11, 2018, sent greetings to all who will be celebrating Lunar New Year on February 15.  His greeting came after praying the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square:

In the Far East and in several parts of the world, millions of men and women celebrate the Lunar New Year on February 15. I send my cordial greeting to all their families, with the hope that they will live it in greater solidarity, fraternity and the desire of goodness, contributing to create a society in which every person is accepted, protected, promoted and integrated. I invite to pray for the gift of peace, precious treasures to be pursued with compassion, farsightedness, and courage. I accompany and bless you all.

© Libreria Editrice Vatican

[Original text: Italian] [ZENIT’s translation by Virginia M. Forrester]

 

JF

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