Address at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

Dear Cardinal Keeler, Dear Archbishop Borders and brother Bishops, Dear friends:

In this Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, in the final hours of my visit, I entrust the results of my presence at the United Nations and my pilgrimage to the Church in Newark, Brooklyn, New York and Baltimore to the intercession of the Mother of the Redeemer. I warmly greet you all, in particular Cardinal Keeler, pastor of this local Church. Through the representatives of the 162 parishes, and of the various Archdiocesan organizations and agencies, I greet the whole Catholic community.

I extend the hand of friendship to the members of other Christian communities and to the Jewish and Muslim guests, as well as to the representatives of the universities and colleges in the Baltimore area, and to the federal, state, and local public officials present.