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Circ. n. 13/14-20
Prot. n. 2851/14-20

Rome, March 20, 2016
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s passion

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Christ is risen, indeed!

Dear Sisters and Brothers!


May the good Lord give you his peace!

I send my most fraternal greetings to all of you, with one of the most ancient greetings of the Christians: Let us rejoice, because Christ is risen! The merciful Heavenly Father did not allow death to overcome life. The first Christians in the 1st century have already user the greeting: Christ is risen, and answered, he is risen, indeed! This is the centre of our faith, what the ancient Christians knew that has to be confessed repeatedly and shared with everyone. How beautiful it is to have this greeting as a daily bread! Light cannot be hidden, joy has to be shared!

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Prot. n. 2800/14-20
Rome, September 1, 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers!

May the Lord give you his peace!

Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures

As you may know, Pope Francis has designated September 1st as the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation. This must be a special day for us, Franciscans. This day “will offer individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”1

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