He greeted and blessed Croatian pilgrims, especially the pupils and teachers of the high schools of the diocese of Požega, accompanied by their bishop, Msgr.
Antun Škvorčević, as well as the seminarians, pupils and teachers of the archdiocesan Classical Lyceum of Split.
In such as way, God manifests His closeness and makes the wounds of His children into “the theological place of His tenderness” (Morning Meditation, Santa Marta, ).
Acts 2: 14-41), and who will perform a directive function at the council of Jerusalem (cf. Peter approaches the beds and passes among the sick, just as Jesus had done, taking on Himself all the infirmities and diseases (cf. And Peter, the fisherman of Galilee, passes, but allows Another to manifest Himself: the living and working Christ!
In his greetings in Italian, the Holy Father made special mention of the Sisters of Saint Anne, the Handmaids of the Blessed Mary Immaculate and participants in the summer meeting for seminarians organized by Opus Dei.
He greeted young people from the diocese of Verona, and from Chiavari, with Bishop Alberto Tanasino, and those of Lucca, with Bishop Paolo Giulietti.
Acts 3: 6) – so says Peter to the lame man – but are strong in Jesus’ name.
In their eyes, as in the eyes of the Christians of all times, the sick are the privileged recipients of the joyful proclamation of the Kingdom, they are brothers in whom Christ is present in a particular way, to allow Himself to be sought and found by all of us (cf. The sick are the privileged for the Church, for the priestly heart, for all the faithful.