“I would like to express a special greeting to all the Roma and the Sinti gathered here for their International Day, the "Romanò Dives”. I wish peace and brotherhood to all members of these ancient peoples. I hope this day will foster the culture of encounter and the good will to get to know and respect each other. This is the path leading to true integration. Dear Rom and Sinti, pray for me and let us pray together for your Syrian refugee brothers”.
In St. Peter Square this morning, a delegation of Roma and Sinti with the Community of Sant'Egidio took part in the liturgy celebrated by Pope Francis for the Sunday of Divine Mercy.