Vatican City, 16 January 2014 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father received in audience the officials who provide service and assistance during pontifical audiences, ceremonies and official gatherings, collectively known as the "Addetti di Anticamera”, along with their family members.
Pope Francis reminded them that they are “at home”, emphasizing trust and familiarity. The Pope thanked them for their service, noting the care and cordiality with which they carry out their duties.
“The Papal Household,” he told them, “belongs to all the members of the Catholic Church who find here hospitality, familial warmth, and support for their faith. The true master of the house is the Lord, of whom we are all disciples and servants of His Gospel. This requires that we cultivate constant dialogue with Him in prayer, that we grow in His friendship and intimacy, and that we bear witness of His merciful love to all. Carried out in this spirit, your work will become an opportunity to communicate the joy of being part of the Church.”