Pope Francis: telegram to AsiaNews on Mother Teresa symposium

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis sent a telegram to AsiaNews director and Pontifical Missionary priest, Fr. Bernardo Cervellera, on Friday, in acknowledgment of the work his organization has done in preparing and presenting a symposium on the life and legacy of Bl. Teresa of Calcutta, who is to be canonized a saint this Sunday, Sept. 4th.

Below, please find the full text of the telegram, in English translation provided by AsiaNews


Rev. Father Bernardo Cervellera
Editor of AsiaNews – PIME

On the occasion of the International Symposium dedicated to the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, as an icon of Mercy for Asia and the world, organized by the AsiaNews agency, in the context of the special Jubilee of Mercy and the imminence of the canonization of religious, the Holy Father Pope Francis sends his cordial and good wishes, praying that the example of life of Blessed, as a privileged witness of charity and generous attention to the poor and to the least, help bring Christ increasingly to the center of life and to live of his Gospel freely in the continuous exercise of works of mercy, to be builders of a better future, illuminated by the splendor of the Truth.

His Holiness invokes the heavenly intercession of the Virgin Mary, Mother of all comfort to devotees of Mother Teresa, so that imitating her apostolic zeal, they can implement the Revolution of Tenderness begun by Jesus Christ with his special love to the little ones.

And while asking for your prayers in support of his Petrine ministry, he cordially imparts to you, the organizers, the speakers and to all present the implored Apostolic Blessing.

From the Vatican, September 2, 2016
Card. Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State of His Holiness

(from Vatican Radio)

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