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Papal letter to Italian Marian organization

May 10, 2016

Pope Francis has sent a letter to UNITALSI, an Italian organization that assists the sick and disabled in making pilgrimages to Marian shrines around the world.

As the organization embarked on a pilgrimage from St. Peter’s Basilica to the Basilica of the Holy House of Loreto, the Pope expressed the desire that the pilgrimage be “for all of you the occasion of desiring to respond ever more generously to the needs of the little ones, the sick, and those who have hearts broken by moral and physical illnesses.”

“Your service in our own times, should always become more like a field hospital,” he added.

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