Greeting to the young people on the balconies of the Bishopric of Macerata 20-6-1993
S. John Paul II
Macerata June 20, 1993
In the early morning of Sunday, June 20, before leaving for Foligno, John Paul II wanted to address an affectionate greeting from the balcony of the Bishopric of Macerata to the young Neocatechumenals, who, gathered in the square, sang together to thank the Pope for his visit. Through them, the Holy Father also addressed a greeting to all the people of Macerata who welcomed him with great joy.
Think a moment in these pilgrims who have walked all night, on foot, and They are now in Loreto, “said the Holy Father to the young men. Your journey is with guitars, with songs, and you do it well, very well. I’ve already been able to listen to you, once: you sing well in terms of singing, but you sing equally well in terms of text, in terms of content, and this is why you sing well.
A telex, a telegram, must be sent to Loreto, saying that here other pilgrims, singing all night, they walk together with them, the Pope continued. This time I want also say goodbye to all the citizens of Macerata because I must move to Foligno. I entrust myself to your prayers and your songs. I entrust myself to all the people of Macerate, especially those that also have guitars, because we know that whoever sings prays twice “qui cantat bis orat” ».