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Pope Francis to the Confraternities

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I am reprinting the Holy Father, Pope Francis' message for the Confraternities last May 2013 as our point for reflection for this evening's meeting with Holy Week participants for the procession of holy images.

Photo taken from: rowenaiguis.blogspot.com
Source of article: vatican.va



HOLY MASS ON THE OCCASION OF THE DAY OF CONFRATERNITIES
AND OF POPULAR PIETY
HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS Saint Peter's Square
Sixth Sunday of Easter, 5 May 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is brave of you to come here in this rain … May the Lord bless you abundantly! As part of the journey of the Year of Faith, I am happy to celebrate this Eucharist dedicated in a special way to confraternities: a traditional reality in the Church, which in recent times has experienced renewal and rediscovery. I greet all of you with affection, particularly the confraternities which have come here from all over the world! Thank you for your presence and your witness!
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