PRAYER BEFORE THE TOMBS OF THE SUPREME PONTIFFS
Vatican City, 2 November 2013 (VIS) - Today, on the Solemnity of All Souls, the Holy Father descended into the Vatican Grottoes to pray privately before the tombs of the supreme Pontiffs.
"In these Vatican Grottoes, we entrust to the mercy of the Father those who are buried here, and hope in the resurrection of the flesh", said Pope Francis. In particular, he added, "we entrust the Supreme Pontiffs who have carried out their service as pastors of the Universal Church, so that they may participate in the eternal liturgy of heaven".
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