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Pope Welcomes Seniors and Youth

Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist and Doctor

Pope Francis greeted seniors, the visually impaired, newlyweds and youth during his General Audience on October 18, 2017, in St. Peter’s Square, noting the day was the feast of Saint Luke, evangelist and doctor.

The Holy Father’s Greeting

I greet the pilgrims of the “Senior Italy” Foundation, on the occasion of the feast of grandparents; the participants in the pilgrimage promoted by the Militia of the Immaculate; the members of the “You Child” Association of Bologna; the Italian Union of the Blind and of the Visually Impaired and the faithful of the different parishes and Associations.

Finally, my greeting goes to young people, the sick and newlyweds. Today is the feast of Saint Luke, evangelist and doctor. Dear young people, may his testimony of life spur you to make courageous choices of solidarity and tenderness; dear sick, from his teaching, may you find in Jesus the remedy to your sufferings; and you, dear newlyweds, ask his intercession so that your new family will never fail to care for those that suffer.

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



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