“Let us not tire of praying for peace”

Pope Francisco’s words after the Angelus

Vatican News

In his greetings after the Angelus, the Pontiff mentioned the beautiful floral carpets inspired by peace, renewed his greetings to the Delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, as well as to all the faithful.

The Pope’s words after the Angelus

Dear brothers and sisters,

I address a warm greeting and special wishes to Romans, on the feast of your patron saints Peter and Paul! I thank the Pro Loco Association of Rome, which has organized the historic flower festival, created by the master florists of the various Pro Loco Associations of Italy, now in its tenth edition: I am looking at some of the displays from here… beautiful carpets of flowers inspired by peace, and this tells us never to tire of praying for peace, especially for the Ukrainian people, who are in my heart every day.

I renew my greeting to the Delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, which has participated in today’s celebration, and I send an embrace to my dear Brother, His Holiness Bartholomew.

I greet you all, starting from the faithful who have come to celebrate with the metropolitan archbishops, for whom I blessed the Pallia this morning, and then the groups from Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Poland, the United States of America and various places in Italy.

I wish you all a happy feast day, and please, do not forget to pray for me. Enjoy your lunch, and arrivederci!