Pope to Middle East Pilgrims: ‘All World’s Darkness Cannot Extinguish Light of Hope’

Encourages Arabic-speaking Pilgrims at General Audience To Trust in Mary ‘Mother of Hope’ and God ‘Who Never Disappoints’‎‎‎

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“I give a warm welcome to the Arabic-speaking pilgrims, particularly those from Iraq, Jordan, and the Middle East!”, said Pope Francis during the General Audience of May 10, 2017.

This morning’s General Audience was held at 9:30 in St. Peter’s Square, where the Holy Father Francis met with groups of pilgrims and faithful from Italy and from all over the world.

The Pope spoke in Italian, translated immediately into Arabic by one of his collaborators in the Roman Curia: “Dear brothers and sisters,  May the Virgin Mary, Mother of Hope, teach us that all the world’s darkness cannot extinguish the light of the candle of hope, when it has been nourished by faith and trust in God, Who never disappoints.”‎‎‎

“May the Lord bless you all and protect you from evil!” he said.

 

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