Pope Francis has sent a telegramme imparting his Apostolic Blessing, to Don Fortunato di Noto, founder of a centre for victims of abuse in Italy.
The telegramme is signed by Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.
Below is a Vatican Radio translation of the telegramme:
the occasion of the inauguration of Meter House in Avola, for children
who are victims of violence and their families, the Supreme Pontiff,
Pope Francis gives his cordial greeting, expressing satisfaction with
this opportune institution and encouraging a continuation on the path of
selfless dedication in service of little ones, always filled with
feelings of genuine charity and love of neighbour. His Holiness, asks
you to pray for him, invoking the heavenly protection of the Virgin Mary
and imparts to Your Excellency, Don Fortunato Di Noto, to members of
the Association Meter and to those taking part in meaningful ceremony,
his Apostolic Blessing, extending it to, with special affection, the
children and their families.