Vatican City (AsiaNews) - In a telegram signed by Card Pietro Parolin, the Holy Father sent his blessing and expressed hope that 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium organised by the PIME agency "can be an intense experience of reflection and communion, promoting a renewed apostolic zeal in favour of proclaiming the Gospel in Asia".
Here is the full text of the message.
"The Holy Father sends his best wishes to the participants of the International Symposium organised by AsiaNews on the Mission in Asia: from Pope John Paul II to Pope Francis. Whilst he is hopeful that this blessed occasion can be an intense experience of reflection and communion, promoting a renewed apostolic zeal in favour of proclaiming the Gospel in Asia, he calls on the Lord, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, to provide copious celestial gifts to the event's organisers, speakers and all those present and wholeheartedly bestows upon them his Apostolic Blessing.
From the Vatican, 18 November 2014
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State of His Holiness