10/05/2011 9:00 am
The Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, addressed the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales at the start of their Plenary Meeting in Leeds, Monday 9 May 2011.
"Dear brother Bishops, I have the honour to tell you that during my meeting with the Holy Father before I left Rome to come here to take up the function that he had entrusted to me, he asked me to bring his pastoral solicitude to all of you and to the clergy, religious, faithful and people of Great Britain. He recalled keenly the hospitality he had received from Her Majesty and Her Majesty’s Government, and also from the Church and the British people. He remains grateful to all of you."