The Holy Spirit make you bridges builders among men. Where the Lord has sent you,
you can help grow a culture of encounter, be at the service of a dialogue that, while
respecting differences, knows how to draw wealth from the diversity of others. And I
thank you in particular for the work you have already done in favor of dialogue with
Islam, with the Muslim sisters and brothers. With the style and simplicity of your way
of life, you also manifest the need to take care of our common home, the earth.
Finally, in the wake of Cardinal Lavigerie, you are called to sow hope, fighting against
all today’s forms of slavery; making you neighbors of the small and the poor, of those
who wait, in the peripheries of our societies, to be recognized in their dignity, to be
welcomed, protected, raised, accompanied, promoted and integrated.