Address of the Holy Father on the occasion of the lunch with the poor (19 November 2017)

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
ON THE OCCASION OF THE LUNCH WITH THE POOR 

Paul VI Audience Hall
Sunday, 19 November 2017

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Welcome everyone!

Let us prepare for this moment together. Each of us, with our heart filled with good will and friendship toward others, to share a lunch as we wish the best for one another.

Now let us pray that the Lord bless us: bless this meal; bless those who have prepared it; bless us all; bless our hearts, our families, our wishes, our lives, and give us health and strength. Amen.

A blessing also for all those who are in other cafeterias around Rome, because Rome is filled with this [event] today. A greeting and a round of applause for them from here!