The core of Pope Francis's message was one of universal fraternity and universal respect for human life and dignity as the only sure foundations for society and the only true guides to responsible stewardship of the created order, with which God has entrusted us.
"It's indescribable," said one worshipper, 53-year-old Martin Scekes, who survived the bombing and decided to stay. Mr. Scekes told the Catholic Herald: "The Pope coming to see us will lift our hearts."
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