Your Holiness,

It is with tremendous anticipation and excitement that your flock here in the United States awaits your visit.  We know it will be your first, and it is our ardent wish that you will come to know us and understand us, so that you will learn to love us, and to feel very much at home–en familia.

When you drive through Central Park, and celebrate mass at the National Cathedral and again in Philadelphia, you will look over seas of joyful faces and you will be struck by how different we all are. 

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