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Americas are called to generosity, Pope says in message for feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 11, 2013

The Americas are called to be “a land of generosity,” Pope Francis said, in a special message to the people of the Americas for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The appearance of the Virgin at Tepayac was “the prophecy of an embrace,” the Pope said: “Mary’s embrace of all the peoples of the vast expanses of America – the peoples who already lived there, and those who were yet to come.”

The Pope went on to say that message of Our Lady of Guadalupe indicates what America, North and South “is called to be: a land where different peoples come together; a land prepared to accept human life at every stage, from the mother’s womb to old age; a land which welcomes immigrants, and the poor and the marginalized, in every age.”


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