“I give a warm welcome to the Arabic-speaking pilgrims, in particular those from the Middle East!”, said Pope Francis during the General Audience of Feb. 22, 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, Saint Paul reminds us that ‘in hope, we were saved.'”
“Therefore, let us learn to read everything with the eyes of the Risen Christ, trusting in the Lord Who wants to heal with His mercy all the wounded and humiliated hearts and regenerate a new world and a new humanity reconciled in His love.”
“May the Lord bless you!” he said.