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Greeting from Pope John Paul II
to interchurch families, 27 July 2003

Many participants in the Second World Gathering of Interchurch Families went to Castel Gandolfo on Sunday 27 July 2003 to join other pilgrims when Pope John Paul II led them in praying the Angelus. He greeted a number of groups by name.

Speaking in French, the Pope gave a special welcome to interchurch families:

“Je vous salue, chers pélérins …. qui appartenez au groupe de foyers mixtes. En ce dimanche, jour du Seigneur, puissiez-vous puiser dans sa parole la force dont vous avez besoin pour votre vie quotidienne.
Avec la bénédiction apostolique.”

He asked that they may draw from the Word of God the strength they need for their daily journey, and gave them the apostolic benediction: