Originally posted on CNS Blog:
VATICAN CITY — If you sent Pope Francis a card or letter for his birthday, Christmas, and/or the new year, he says, “Thank you!”
Even though he likes to call or write back directly to the people who contact him, he knows he can’t do so for everyone.
So this Sunday he gave a general shout-out and heartfelt thanks to all his well-wishers, saying he received “many messages” over the holidays from all over the world.
“I would love to, but unfortunately it’s impossible to reply to everybody! Therefore, from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank the children for their beautiful drawings. No kidding, they’re really beautiful! Kids make beautiful drawings. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
First of all, I thank the children.…
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