May 21, 2013
The commitment of the Focolare Movement at the conclusion of the Pentecost meeting with the Pope.
«We are all committed to live to the letter what you have said, especially to go out and meet people so that they can encounter Christ». This is what Maria Voce told Papa Francesco this morning at the end of the Mass at Casa Santa Marta, while expressing the Movement’s gratitude for the Pentecost meeting with him. «This is what is needed», the Holy Father replied, «the culture of encounter!».
This brief greeting concluded the intense experience lived by 200,000 members of movements and lay groups during the Pentecost meeting with Papa Francesco. On behalf of the Movement, Maria Voce expressed “the great joy of having participated in this event, and even more, for having contributed towards assuring the Pope of the vitality and vigour of the Church”. At the end of the vigil on Saturday she had the opportunity to assure him that “the Movement wants to give witness of a Christianity full of courage and joy”.