The Pope - My Fake Diary

Monday, 14 May 2012

I made a pastoral visit to Arezzo in the Italian region of Tuscany, where I was greeted on my arrival by Mario Monti, prime minister of Italy, and by the local religious and civil authorities.

I went on to celebrate Mass at the "Il Prato" park behind the cathedral of Arezzo: "The first reading presented us with an important moment which expresses the universality of Christ and the Church's message: St. Peter, in the house of Cornelius, baptised the first pagans. In the Old Testament God had wanted the blessing of the Jewish people not to remain exclusive, but to extend to all nations." Thus "Peter's gesture becomes a symbol of the Church's openness to all humanity. Following the great tradition of your Church and your community, be authentic witnesses of God's love for all."

Perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned witnesses - the Jehovahs lot might get encouraged now!


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