The text of the greeting of Pope John Paul II Meeting 2004 - John Paul II

The text of the greeting of Pope John Paul II Meeting 2004

John Paul II Message

8/21/2004 - Meeting 2004

After leading the recitation of the Angelus, the Holy Father said:

"I now address my greeting to all the participants in the 25th Meeting for Friendship among Peoples, which is taking place at Rimini in these days. In particular, I extend a cordial thought to Mons. Luigi Giussani, founder and leader of the Communion and Liberation Movement, which promotes the Meeting.

This year's theme: "Our progress does not consist in presuming we have arrived, but in constantly striving for our goal", is a pleasing synthesis between the Christian spirit and a typical value of modern culture, precisely: "progress". Christianity, despite human limitations and errors, constitutes the most important factor of true progress because Christ is the inexhaustible principle for the renewal of humankind and of the world. May all believers, therefore, and all who genuinely seek the truth, find in Christ a cause for commitment and hope. This is my wish, which I accompany with a special Blessing."

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