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“I see a great variety, first of umbrellas, and then of colours and signs”… 

Surrounded by a sea of colorful umbrellas, Pope Francis greets the faithful after Sunday Mass today, which was dedicated to Confraternities.

Members of various confraternities from all over Europe packed St. Peter’s Square despite the rain.

Below is the Vatican Radio translation of Pope Francis’ homily for this Sixth Sunday of Easter:

Dear Brothers and Sisters, you were very courageous to come with this rain. . . . May the Lord bless you very much!

As part of the journey of the Year of Faith, I am happy to celebrate this Eucharist dedicated in a special way to confraternities: a traditional reality in the Church, which in recent times has experienced renewal and rediscovery. I greet all of you with affection, particularly the confraternities which have come here from all over the world! Thank you for your presence and your witness! Continue reading