Pope John Paul II speaks to Serrans

“Prove to everyone, with clarity and without compromise, your sincere adherence to Christ and to the Church. Prove, at home, at work, in your associations, that the message of Jesus forms real men and women capable of coping serenely with the harshness of daily life.

Be available with all your strength to the construction of a civil society more worthy of mankind. Prove in your whole behaviour that, with the grace of God, it is possible to put into practice in the modern world the “Sermon on the Mount” and the “Beatitudes” with all the radicalism they involve.

With these wishes I invoke the abundance of divine favours on your meritorious activity, on you all and on your dear one and I willingly impart my Apostolic Blessing”

- Pope John Paul II