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VATICAN RADIO — At the Oct. 18 conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family at the Vatican, Pope Francis addressed the assembly, thanking them for their efforts and encouraging them to continue to journey.
Below is Vatican Radio’s posted translation of the pope’s address.
"Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters,
With a heart full of appreciation and gratitude I want to thank, along with you, the Lord who has accompanied and guided us in the past days, with the light of the Holy Spirit.
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church has stood as a bastion of the Catholic faith in Ocean City, Md., for more than 125 years.
But time and the humid salt air blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean, only a few blocks from the quaint Gothic revival frame structure, have taken a toll on St. Mary’s.
Its stained-glass windows, one of the most beautiful features of the church at Baltimore and Talbot streets, have cracked panes and rusted frames and latches. ...
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