Benedict XVI expresses thanks for reception and hospitality in Valencia
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- The AVAN news agency published a message from Pope Benedict XVI to Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia in which he expressed his thanks for the reception and hospitality extended to him by the archdiocese during his recent visit to Spain.

“Upon returning to Rome after the joyful ecclesial and spiritual experience of the World Meeting of Families, convened to produce abundant fruits in the numerous participants and in so many other families around the world, I wish to express to your Excellency and to the auxiliary bishops my most heartfelt gratitude for the exquisite reception, the pleasant hospitality and the continual attention given to me at all times during my enjoyable stay in that city,” the message states.

The Pope offered prayers that the Lord would continue to bless Archbishop Garcia-Gasco and the, “beloved Valencian Church, with its grand history and rich Christian values.”

The Pontiff also asked that his appreciation be conveyed to all the volunteers who collaborated in the preparation and development of the WMF.  “Upon the pastors and faithful of this archdiocese, I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing.”

According to AVAN, the Pope’s message was sent to the Archbishop of Valencia by the Sostituto of the Vatican Secretariat of State, Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, who said the Pope’s visit to Valencia was “unforgettable.”

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea

Liturgical Calendar

December 19, 2014

Advent Weekday

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 21:23-27


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Judg 13: 2-7, 24-25A
Gospel:: Lk 1: 5-25

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »


Homily of the Day

Mt 21:23-27