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Some 2,500 members of charitable organization and family are gathered in Baltimore for annual convention

As the Knights of Columbus are having their annual Supreme Convention, with some 2,500 Knights and family members gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center, Pope Francis has sent his greetings and well-wishes to participants in the event.

Sent through the pope’s secretary of state, the message says that the Holy Father wanted to “convey his warm good wishes to all present, together with the assurance of his closeness in prayer.”

This is the 136th convention, and is dedicated to the theme: Knights of Columbus: Knights of Charity.

The papal message said that this theme “clearly evokes the founding spirit and the distinguished history of your Order.”

“It was the inseparable bond of faith and charity that led Venerable Father Michael McGivney and the first Knights to establish a fraternal society committed to the Christian formation and mutual support of its members,” the pontiff noted.

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