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Sunday, 9 November 2003


At the end of this celebration, I would like to greet all the pilgrims present.

To French-speaking pilgrims

I greet the French-speaking pilgrims who have come for the Beatification of Fr Valentin Paquay and of St Rosalie Rendu, in particular, the members of their Religious Families, the Bishops, and those who are responsible for civil society.

To Spanish-speaking pilgrims

I cordially greet the Spanish-speaking Bishops, priests and faithful, as well as the civil authorities who are present for the Beatification of Juan Nepomuceno Zegrí and Mother Bonifacia Rodríguez. I greet especially the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy and the Servants of St Joseph.

To Italian-speaking pilgrims

I greet the pilgrims who have come from Italy and from other countries, especially the Sons of the Immaculate Conception, celebrating the Beatification of their founder, Luigi Maria Monti. I thank the Bishops and the civil authorities for their presence.

We now turn in prayer to Mary, Queen of Saints and model of Christians.


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