Medjugorje: “I bring the warm greeting and blessings of the Holy Father …” Vicar of the Diocese of Rome

Cardinal De Donatis at the opening of the Youth Festival

I bring the warm greeting and blessing of the Holy FatherWith the consecration of 620 archbishops, bishops and priests, the Holy Mass was celebrated by the Pope’s Vicar of the Diocese of Rome, Angelo De Donatis, in Medjugorje, the 30th Youth Festival began. With tens of thousands of young people in Medjugorje, the opening of the festival via a live stream was followed by a record 1,747,100 people worldwide.At the beginning of his sermon, Cardinal De Donatis said he was “grateful to God and to all of you for inviting me to preach the Holy Mass of the opening of the 30th Youth Festival. I bring to you all a warm greeting and blessing of the Holy Father, ” and he also referred to the motto of this year’s Mladifest.

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