30 March 2022 | General Audience


Paul VI Audience Hall

Dear brothers and sisters, next Saturday and Sunday I will go to Malta. In that
luminous land I shall be a pilgrim in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul, who was
welcomed there with great humanity after being shipwrecked at sea on his way to
Rome. This Apostolic Journey will therefore be an opportunity to go to the
wellsprings of the proclamation of the Gospel, to know at first hand a Christian
community with a lively history stretching back thousands of years, and to meet the
inhabitants of a country that lies at the center of the Mediterranean and in the
south of the European continent, which today is increasingly engaged in welcoming
so many brothers and sisters seeking refuge. I greet all of you Maltese from the
bottom of my heart, as of now: have a nice day. I thank all those who have worked
to prepare this visit and I ask every one of you to accompany me in prayer. Thank
you! […]