FULL TEXT WORDS OF THE HOLY FATHER
St. Peter's Basilica - Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021
Before concluding this celebration I would like to welcome the new archpriest Cardinal Fra Mauro Gambetti, Thanks for your availability, brother! I wish him the best in the service of this church that is so important to all Christians. And I would also like to thank Cardinal Angelo Comastri who, after 16 years as archpriest and at the age of 78, is leaving his post. Thank you very much Cardinal Comastri, thank you for your pastoral care, for your spirituality, for your sermons, for your mercy. The Lord pays for all your work. And I would like to thank all of you who have worked so that the celebrations of this Holy Week were worthy, beautiful, all, all! I thank all those who work here in St. Peter's, the choir, the altar servers, the readers, the deacons… Everyone! Thank you very much.