Vatican spokesman welcomes ‘Baby 7 Billion’
November 07, 2011
In his weekly editorial, the director of the Holy See Press Office welcomed “Baby 7 Billion” into the world.
“We want to tell you that you are unique and special, that you are a wonderful gift, that you are a miracle, that your spirit will live for ever, and so you are welcome,” said Father Federico Lombardi. “We hope that when you smile someone will respond to your smile, and when you cry someone will caress you. We hope you can go to school and that you won’t go hungry … We pray that you can understand that your life will find its fullest meaning not in this world but in the next.”
“Because this is what you were born for,” he added. “Your Creator and Father made you for this. We will do our part to make this possible; but you will have to do your part, too, because your future will also depend on you and the choices you make--and it will be up to you to welcome baby eight billion.”