Saint Peter's Square
Sunday, 16 October 2016
At the end of this celebration, I would like to cordially greet all of you, who have come from various countries to pay homage to the new Saints. A different thought goes in a special way to the official Delegations of Argentina, Spain, France, Italy and Mexico. May the example and intercession of these luminous witnesses sustain the commitment of each one in his or her respective fields of work and of service, for the good of the Church and of the civil community.
Tomorrow is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Let us join our moral and economic forces to fight together against poverty which demeans, offends and kills many brothers and sisters, by implementing serious policies for families and for labour.
Let us entrust to the Virgin Mary all our intentions, especially our persistent and heartfelt prayer for peace.