SECRETARIAT OF STATE
15th December 1988
As the parish of Duwa celebrates the Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of its Passion Play, the Holy Father sends his greetings of peace and joy to the members of the community.
His Holiness prays that this Anniversary will be for the whole parish family an occasion/ or a renewed consciousness of their Christian dignity and mission. He encourages the members of the community to preserve the valued tradition of their Passion Play as a devout enactment of the central mystery of their Christian faith, the loving mercy of God manifest in the Passion and Death of Jesus. At the same time, the Sacrifice of Christ on Calvary calls them to bear witness to the power of divine love, made present in a special way through their generous service to those in spiritual or material need.
His Holiness therefore gives thanks to Almighty God for the spiritual benefits that have come from Passion Play and he invokes abundant blessings upon all involved. As a token of his spiritual union, he gladly imparts his Apostolic Blessing.
Yours sincerely in Christ