Pope Francis prays for the unity and peace of the Hungarians
"I kindly ask you to always preserve peace and unity among yourselves," wrote Pope Francis in his letter, in which he expressed his gratitude to András Veres, the President of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference (MKPK), for his visit to Hungary at the end of April.
“Returning from my apostolic journey, I would like to express my gratitude for all the great love with which you welcomed me in Hungary, and for all the efforts made to make this trip possible.”
Pope Francis expressed his hope that the arduous work, combined with daily pastoral service, “will bear abundant fruit.”
The pontiff thanked the priests, monks, nuns, and laypeople who “generously and diligently offered their service and actively participated in the laborious work of preparing for the trip.”
He added that he hopes this will contribute to the growth of everyone’s faith in Jesus Christ, the joy of belonging to the Church, and the missionary spirituality.
Pope Francis assured the Hungarian Church of his prayers and requested that they also pray for him.
“May the Lord Jesus bless you, and may the Holy Virgin, the Great Lady of the Hungarians, protect you,” concluded the Holy Father.
Pope Francis made an apostolic visit to Hungary between April 28 and 30.