Pope Francis recalls Piemontesi roots in Angelus at Turin
(Vatican Radio) During his Sunday Angelus on his Apostolic Visit to Turin on Sunday, Pope Francis recalled that his own grandparents were immigrants to Argentina from the Piemontese region of Italy, by concluding with a remark about “this blessed land of which I am a grandson”.
The Holy Father’s Angelus address centered on the Shroud of Turin as an icon of Jesus’ salvific, self-sacrificing love, which ‘attracts us to the face and martyred body of Jesus and, at the same time, pushes us toward the face of every person who suffers and is unjustly persecuted. It pushes us in the same direction of the gift of love of Jesus’.
As Jesus had entrusted his disciples of every age to his Mother, Pope Francis also entrusted the city of Turin and the inhabitants of the entire Piemontesi region to the Virgin Mary, ‘our loving mother’.