Salesians: Pope thanked the congratulations book of students from schools in Portugal and Cape Verde
Francis received a book with signatures, drawings, fingerprints and other messages
Lisbon, June 30, 2022 (Ecclesia) – Pope Francis thanks the students of the Salesian Colleges in Portugal and Cape Verde for the book of congratulations they sent for their 85th birthday, with signatures, drawings, fingerprints and other messages.
In a note sent to the ECCLESIA Agency, the Salesians of Portugal explain that the Pope thanked his friends in Portugal and Cape Verde, from “the smallest scribblers to those who already dream of university”.
Students from Salesian colleges in Portugal and Cape Verde sent Pope Francis a book of congratulations on his 85th birthday, which he celebrated on December 17, 2021, with signatures, drawings, fingerprints and other messages.
Even in a time of such dynamic changes, at times certain, at times marked by a thousand pessimisms, the voice humbly joins yours for an ever better world, more for everyone, more of God, with much happiness, generosity and courage”, reads the letter sent to the Pope and which is part of the book.
Also “needs” and “trusts, are from “francisco” moments that are daily offered by him, and consecration, even out of fidelity, as these moments are primaries of the life of fidelity one, each time they are primaries in the heart. of God, Father and Lover of Life”.
The religious congregation dedicated to education noting that the Pope ends the letter, which was sent in the name of the provincial superior of the Salesians in Portugal, Father Aníbal Mendonça, granting the Apostolic Blessing to each of the pupils of the schools in the national territory and Cape Green.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, on December 17, 1936; Jesuit religious, a priest for 52 years, he was created cardinal by Saint John Paul II on February 21, 2001.
On March 1, 2013, he was elected as the successor of Benedict XVI,3 the unprecedented successor of Francis; he is the first Jesuit Pope in the history of the Church and also the first South American pontiff.
On its online site, the Portuguese Province of the Salesian Society of Santo António de Lisboa information which have schools on the mainland, one on the island of Madeira and one in Cape Verde, on the island of São Vicente, attended by around 10,000 students.
The Salesians also report that around 9 million children, young people and adults are involved in other educational and pastoral activities, which operate in almost every presence.