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Pope greets women on International Women's Day

St. Peter's Basilica, framed by mimosa flowers. The bright yellow flowers are a customary sight on International Women's Day.  - ANSA

St. Peter's Basilica, framed by mimosa flowers. The bright yellow flowers are a customary sight on International Women's Day. - ANSA

08/03/2015 11:33

(Vatican Radio) In his remarks following the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis had a special greeting for “all the women throughout the world who are seeking, every day, to build a more human and welcoming society.” Pope Francis continued with a “a fraternal ‘thank you’ for all those women who, in a thousand ways, bear witness to the Gospel and work in the Church.”

March 8th, celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day, is an occasion, he said, “to repeat the importance of women, and the necessity of their presence in life.” Pope Francis said, “A world where women are marginalized is a sterile world, because women don’t just bear life but transmit to us the ability to see otherwise, they see things differently. They transmit to us the ability to understand the world with different eyes, to understand things with hearts that are more creative, more patient, more tender.” The Pope then offered “a prayer, and a special blessing, for all the women present here in the Square, and for all women.”

08/03/2015 11:33