We bid you a heartfelt welcome; and We assure you of Our sincere gratitude for the vibrant words of prayerful good wishes, addressed to Us in your name by your distinguished Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo.
It is indeed a consolation and a comfort to know that you, and many others who are not Catholics, are praying for the Council and for Us-may God reward you abundantly!
In all our meetings and conversations, in all our dealings with one another, let us be «careful to preserve the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace», so that we may truly be «one body and one Spirit, even as (we) were called in one hope of (our) calling: one Lord, one faith, one Baptism; one God and Father of all» (Eph. 4, 3-6).
In His name, We gladly bestow Our blessing upon you, your families and all your dear ones.