Monday, November 20, 2017

Greetings before Sunday lunch

Having celebrated the Mass for the first observance of the World Day of the Poor yesterday morning, the Holy Father spoke briefly to a group of Rome's poor who were invited to share a meal inside the Paul VI Hall.

Greetings of the Holy Father, Pope Francis
prior to sharing a meal with Rome's poor


Let us prepare ourselves for this moment together.  Each one of us with our hearts filled with good will and friendship for others, in order to share this celebratory meal with one another.

And now, let us pray and ask for God's blessing: Bless this meal, bless those who have prepared it, bless all of us, bless our hearts, our families, our desires, our lives and give us health and strength.  Amen.

A blessing also for all those who are sitting at other tables in various places around Rome, because today, Rome is filled with people celebrating this Day of the Poor.  Let's send a greeting and applause to all of them from here!

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