St. Peter's Square
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Yesterday, in Krakow, a thanksgiving celebration was held for the confirmation of the cult of Blessed Michael Giedroyc, in which the Bishops of Poland and Lithuania took part. This event encourages Poles and Lithuanians to strengthen ties in the sign of faith and veneration to Blessed Michael, who lived in Krakow in the fifteenth century, a model of humility and evangelical charity.
The news coming from Sudan is giving rise to pain and concern. We pray for this people, so that the violence ceases and the common good is sought in the dialogue.
I greet all of you, pilgrims from Italy and from many parts of the world, who have participated in this celebration: groups, associations and individual faithful. I encourage everyone to open themselves with docility to the action of the Holy Spirit, offering the world, in the variety of charisms, the image of a fraternity in communion.
May the Holy Mother of God obtain this grace for us, to whose maternal intercession we entrust ourselves with filial trust.