On Our Lady of Bonaria
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Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Angelus after Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria in Cagliari today.
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Dear brothers and sisters,
Before concluding this celebration, I greet in particular my brother bishops of Sardinia, whom I thank. Here, at the feet of Our Lady, I would like to thank each and every one of you, dear faithful, priests, religious, public officials and in a special way those who worked together to organize this visit. Above all I would like to entrust you to Mary, Our Lady of Bonaria. But at this moment I think of all the Marian shrines of Sardinia: your land has a strong connection with Mary, a connection that you express in your devotion and in your culture. Always be true sons of Mary and the Church, and show it with you life, following the example of the saints!
In this regard, we recall that yesterday, in Bergamo, Tommaso Acerbis da Olera, a Capuchin friar, who lived between the 16th and 17th centuries, was beatified. We give thanks for this witness of humility and charity of Christ!
Now let us recite the prayer of the Angelus together.
[The Holy Father then recited the Angelus together with those present. Following this, in conclusion he said:]
I wish you a good Sunday and a good lunch!
[Translation by Joseph Trabbic]