Segreteria di Stato

Messaggio del Cardinale Segretario di Stato, a nome del Santo Padre, ai partecipanti al XXIV Congresso Mondiale dell’Apostolato del Mare

bollettino santa sedePubblichiamo di seguito il messaggio che il Cardinale Segretario di Stato Pietro Parolin ha inviato, a nome del Santo Padre, ai partecipanti al XXIV Congresso Mondiale dell’Apostolato del Mare sul tema: “Caught in the Net”, in corso a Kaohsiung, Taiwan dal 1° al 7 ottobre 2017:

Messaggio

President of the XXIV World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea

His Holiness Pope Francis sends cordial greetings and prayerful best wishes to the participants in the twenty-fourth World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea. In giving thanks to Almighty God for the many graces received through its work over many years, His Holiness prays that the bishops, priests, religious and lay faithful gathered for this significant Congress, will be strengthened in their support of all those who work at sea. As you address the particular needs of those who labour in the fishing sector, Pope Francis hopes that Christians may recognize the valuable lesson we can learn from them, “about a Church which makes room for God’s mystery; a Church which harbours that mystery in such a way that it can entice people” and attract them to himself (cf. Address to the Bishops of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, 27 July 2013). In entrusting all seafarers and their families to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Stella Maris and Stella Matutina, His Holiness gladly imparts his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of peace and joy in the Lord.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

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Venerdì della XXIX settimana delle ferie del Tempo Ordinario