MESSAGE OF PAUL VI
TO THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE
UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION
We appreciate very highly the sentiments expressed in Your Excellency’s courteous message to Us on the occasion of the International Eucharistic Congress now in progress at Bogotá.
We think it timely that the study theme of this highly important Congress is «The Eucharist as the Bond of Charity». Love should bind together men of all classes and nations as befits members of the one human family and children of the same Father. We will not fail to call upon Our sons here assembled, and through them on all men, to bring about a more equitable and just order in which all may have their rightful share in progress and peace, as is demanded by the love that should join them in common brotherhood.
We express once again Our sincere appreciation of the valiant efforts being made in and by the United Nations Organization, and, in particular, by Your Excellency personally, for the attainment of the lofty, but necessary ideals of justice and peace. May God bless all who devote themselves of this cause, and may He always aid their endeavours.
Tuesday, 20 August 1968
*Insegnamenti di Paolo VI, vol. VI, p.440.
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