Pope to Middle East Pilgrims: ‘Let Us Become Channels of Hope’

At General Audience, Pope Greets Arabic-speaking Pilgrims

General Audience © PHOTO.VA - OSSERVATORE ROMANO

“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. 15, 2017.

This morning’s General Audience was held at 9:30 in Paul VI Hall, 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, the Christian hope is solid and doesn’t disappoint because it is founded on the love that God himself feeds to each of us.”

“Let us become ‘channels’ of this extraordinary gift and bring it to everyone.”

“May the Lord bless you!” he said.

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