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Papal thanks for organizers, volunteers who worked on Jubilee events

November 28, 2016

At an audience on November 28, Pope Francis thanked the organizers and volunteers who had helped to prepare for events at the Vatican during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

“All of you, in different ways, have made it possible for this event of grace to be celebrated in an orderly and safe manner, with a great flow of pilgrims,” the Pontiff said. He remarked that in the course of the Jubilee, “something truly extraordinary happened.”

Pope Francis offered special thanks to Archbishop Rino Fisichella, who as president of the Pontifical Council for New Evangelization was given responsibility for coordinating Jubilee events in Rome. He also thanked the Swiss Guard, the Roman and Vatican police forces, the civil authorities of the city, and the joint commission of Vatican and Italian officials who had coordinated plans for the year.


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