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Pope Francis remembers Saint Patrick ahead of his feast day

Pope Francis invoked St. Patrick before the final blessing during his General Audience on Wednesday. The feast day for the saint is Thursday. - ANSA

Pope Francis invoked St. Patrick before the final blessing during his General Audience on Wednesday. The feast day for the saint is Thursday. - ANSA

16/03/2016 13:47

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis ended his General Audience by invoking St. Patrick, the Apostle to Ireland, whose feast day is commemorated on Thursday.

The Holy Father always concludes his General Audiences by greeting young people, the sick and infirm, and newlyweds. On this particular Wednesday, he did so with a twist.

“Tomorrow we will commemorate St. Patrick, the apostle of Ireland,” Pope Francis said.

“His spiritual stamina stirs you, dear young people, to be consistent with your faith; his trust in Christ the Savior sustains you, dear sick and infirm people, in times of great difficulty; and his missionary dedication reminds you, dear newlyweds, of the importance of the Christian education of your children,” he said.

16/03/2016 13:47