After his arrival at the Berlin Tegel International Airport on Sept. 22, the Holy Father made a courtesy visit to Bellevue Castle, where he was formally welcomed by the Federal President Christian Wulff. Here are the Pope’s words in reply.
Mr. President of the Federal Republic,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am honored by the kind welcome which you have given to me here at Bellevue Castle. I am particularly grateful to you, President Wulff, for inviting me to make this official visit, which marks the third time I have come as Pope to the Federal Republic of Germany. I thank you most heartily for your cordial words of welcome. I am likewise grateful to the representatives of the...READ MORE