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Papal message to Italian group for the blind

Catholic World News - June 11, 2013

Pope Francis has set an audio message to participants in a summer program organized by the Italian Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

In the Gospels, the Pope observed, “the healing of a visually impaired person has special symbolic meaning: it represents the gift of faith. It is a sign that concerns us all because we all need the light of faith to walk along the path of life.” He offered a prayer for “the Lord to renew the gift of faith in each of you.”

The Pope said that he was aware some members of the association had hoped to travel to Rome this year. Instead, he said, "Thanks to modern technology, I come to you!"

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