Vatican City, Oct 8, 2003 / 22:00 pm
In a general audience today, Pope John Paul II urged the Knights of Columbus to “continue to seek new ways of being a leaven of the Gospel in the world and a spiritual force for the renewal of the Church in holiness, unity and truth.
The Pope met with the order on the occasion of the meeting held by the board of directors of the Knights of Columbus in Rome.
The pontiff also expressed his deep gratitude for the “unfailing support” which the order has given to the Church’s mission.
“This support is shown in a special way in the Vicarius Christi Fund, which is a sign of the solidarity of the Knights of Columbus with the Successor of Peter in his concern for the universal Church, but it is also seen in the daily prayers, sacrifices and apostolic works of so many Knights in their local Councils, their parishes and their communities,” he said.