“It will be a journey to the sources of the Apostolic Faith and of fraternity between Christians of different denominations,” said Pope Francis about his forthcoming Apostolic Journey to Cyprus and Greece, which will take place from December 2-6, 2021.
Journey to the Sources of the Apostolic Faith
The Holy Father referred to his trip during the General Audience today, December 1, 2021. “Tomorrow I will go to Cyprus and then to Greece to visit the beloved peoples of those countries, rich in history, spirituality, and civilization. It will be a journey to the sources of the Apostolic Faith and of fraternity between Christians of different confessions. I will also have the opportunity to get closer to a humanity wounded in the flesh of so many migrants in search of hope: I will go to Lesbos.” “I ask you, please, to accompany me with your prayers. Thank you,” he concluded.
World AIDS Day
Moreover, the Holy Father mentioned that today, World AIDS Day, is “an important occasion to remember that many people affected by this virus, for many of whom it’s not possible, in some areas of the world, to access essential care.” I also hope “for a renewed solidary commitment to guarantee just and effective health treatments,” he added.
During today’s General Audience, Wednesday, December 1, 2021, the Holy Father continued with the series of catecheses focusing his meditation on Saint Joseph with the theme: “Joseph, just man, and husband of Mary (cf. Matthew 1:18-19).