"A new Pentecost has transformed St. Peter's Square into an open-air Cenacle. We have relived the experience of the early Church, which gathered in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus. We, too, with our different charisms, have experienced the beauty of unity, of being one.”
The Pope described these lay groups, as as gift and a treasure for the Universal Church. Despite having different missions, they all come together, he said, by promoting the message of Jesus.
A prayer was also said for the victims who were affected by the Emilia Romagna earthquake that struck northern Italy a year ago.
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