Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today, before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Present today also were the youngsters of Catholic Action of the Diocese of Rome, who, with the “Caravan of Peace,” ended the month of January, traditionally dedicated by them to the theme of peace. At the end of the Angelus prayer two of the youngsters, belonging to two different Roman parishes and invited to the papal apartment, read a message in the name of Catholic Action of Rome.
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Before the Angelus: