“The Holy Father was pleased to receive the greetings sent to him for Easter and for his anniversary celebrations,” the message from Archbishop Sandi says.
“His Holiness is grateful for the kind thought, which he reciprocates. In this holy season of Easter he invokes upon all people of goodwill abundant divine gifts of peace and joy, and cordially imparts his Apostolic Blessing.”
The Vatican link can be found here: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/special_features/hf_b-xvi_20070423_thanks_en.html
.- The Vatican has included a link on its website with a short message of thanks written by Archbishop Leonardo Sandi, Substitute of the Secretariat of State, on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI to all those who sent greetings for his birthday, anniversary, and Easter.