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Pope sends envoy to Yangon centennial
- Alessandro Speciale, Vatican
- Vatican City
- December 2, 2011
Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, former Vatican ambassador to the UN and former head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, will preside over a celebratory Mass on December 8.
In a Latin-language letter to Cardinal Martino, the pontiff recalled that St Mary‚Äôs was built under the aegis of Pope Pius X, whose motto, Instaurare Omnia in Christo, or ‚ÄúTo restore all things in Christ,‚ÄĚ remains an important appeal to Christians to ‚Äúrenew and confirm their faith.
The pope also asked Cardinal Martino to convey his greetings to the clergy, religious and lay Catholics in the Diocese of Yangon, and to offer his ‚Äúbenevolent words‚ÄĚ to Buddhist authorities as well as ‚Äúall those who have at heart the mission of the Church, religious freedom and the good of the human person.‚ÄĚ