Pope Francis' letter to Mothers: "I want to be close to all those who mourn his departure"
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In the text, headed with “Dear Mothers”, Francisco expressed: “In this moment of sorrow for the death of Hebe de Bonafini, mother of the square, I want to be close to you and to all the people who mourn her departure. He knew how to transform his life, like you, marked by the pain of his disappeared sons and daughters in a tireless search for the defense of the rights of the most marginalized and invisible”.

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“I remember, in the meeting we had in the Vatican, the passion that he transmitted to me for wanting to give a voice to those who did not have it. His bravery and courage, in moments where silence prevailed, promoted and later kept alive the search for the truth, the memory and justice”, recalled the Pope.

For Francisco, it was a “search that led her to march weekly so that oblivion would not take over the streets and history and, the commitment to the other, would be the best word and antidote against the atrocities that were suffered”.

“In this, her last march, we accompany her with prayer asking the Lord to give her eternal rest and not allow all the good done to be lost; and, to you, comfort and accompany you to continue being the Mothers of Memory “, the Pope said when addressing the members of the association.

And closed: “I pray for you; please, do not forget to pray for me. May Jesus bless you and the Holy Virgin take care of you”

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