On the aircraft taking him to the Kingdom of Bahrain this morning, the Holy Father Francis greeted the media workers accompanying him on the papal flight.
Introduced by a greeting from the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, the Pope addressed the following words to the journalists:
Words of the Holy Father
Good morning! Thank you so much for your company and for your work.
It is an interesting journey; it will make us think and give good news.
Thank you very much for your work.
I would like to greet you one by one, but the problem is that I am very sore today and I do not feel up to doing the tour. But it would be a pleasure for me if you would do the round and I will greet you here. Thank you!