The Holy Father Francis on Wednesday morning during his General Audience held at the St. Peters Square in Rome shared his 6 days Africa Apostolic Trip with Pilgrims and faithful from all over the world. The pontiffs said he went to Africa as a pilgrim of peace and hope to share the message of Christ as the true foundation of fraternity, freedom, and justice in our world.
In Mozambique, the Holy Father encouraged the authorities to work together for the common good and to the young people of the country to play their part in building up their country. He called on the Bishops, Priests and Religious to give a generous “yes” to God.
Pope Francis said his trip to Madagascar was to share his hope that people there with their traditional spirit of solidarity will be able to contribute to a future of development combined with respect for the environment and social justice.
He added that he also encouraged many contemplative Nuns, Bishops, Priests, Religious and young people to respond generously to God’s call.
“Finally, in Mauritius, a land of diverse cultures, I expressed to all my appreciation for their efforts to foster harmony between different groups. The Gospel at our final Mass reminded us how the Beatitudes the identity card of Christ’s disciples are the source of peace and hope.”
He applied to all to pray for the seeds sown during his visit that God will bring forth abundant fruit for the people of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius.
The General Audience of the Holy was attended by thousands of pilgrims and faithful from Italy and beyond.
SOURCE: Augustus Aikins // Radio Angelus