(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegramme signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, to the VI Regional Convention of the Divine Mercy which is being held in Sicily, Italy.
Below please find an English translation of the Telegramme.
A Mons. Rosario Gisana
Vescovo di Piazza Armerina
At the Sixth Regional Meeting of the Divine Mercy, which is held in Gela, in the context of the preparation for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, His Holiness Pope Francis warmly welcomes the providential opportunity to deepen one of the main themes of the preaching of Jesus Christ, which is the face of Mercy of the Father, and hopes that the Church of Piazza Armerina and the Churches of Sicily will bear witness to the mercy of God revealed in Christ, professing it and embodying it in the lives of pastors and faithful, in the exercise of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy . His Holiness, while invoking the heavenly protection of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, asks for prayers in support of his Petrine ministry and imparts to Your Excellency, to the organizers of the movement "Fraternity Apostolic Divine Mercy", to the presenters and all participants a heartfelt Apostolic Blessing, extending it to the faithful of the diocesan community and to the entire people of Sicily.
From the Vatican, April 26, 2015
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State