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Prophet of hope

· ​Message on the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri ·

“Prophet of hope, herald of humanity's possible redemption and liberation” who “invites us regain the meaning of our human journey”, traveling through the “many dark woods” which surround us and “making the pilgrimage towards the greatest goal, the love which moves the sun and the other stars”. With a message, entrusted to Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, Pope Francis took part in the ceremony celebrating the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante, held in the hall of the Senate of the Republic of Italy with President Sergio Mattarella.

The text of the Pope's message 




St. Peter’s Square

Feb. 22, 2020