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Prot. N. 2340/11
September 9, 2011
May the Lord give you peace!
The celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Spirit of Assisi, on October 27, 2011, is fast approaching and we trust that you are already preparing to mark this event with the prominence that it deserves.
In the words of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI,
“The world needs God. It needs universal, shared ethical and spiritual values, and religion can offer a precious contribution to their pursuit, for the building of a just and peaceful social order at the national and international levels. Peace is a gift of God and at the same time a task which is never fully completed.” (Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace, 1 January 2011, 15)
I encourage you to take advantage of this occasion to renew our collective efforts to build a more fraternal and evangelical world. I invite you, in particular, to visit our web site and to communicate the availability of the material contained therein to all fraternities within your nation. Thank you.