After praying in the Grotto and greeting 14 religious leaders present, Pope Francis said this short prayer in the Basilica of Saint Paul. A number of sick persons and their caretakers were also present.
O God, infinite is your mercy,
boundless the riches of your goodness:
graciously increase the faith
of the people consecrated to you,
so that all may grasp and rightly understand
the love that created them,
the blood that redeemed them,
and the Spirit that gave them rebirth.
Through Christ our Lord.