Pope's visit

Pope Benedict XVI Blessing Sanctuary of Hope
Pope Benedict XVI visits Hope Farm

At the end of 2005, when Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI visited Brazil for a conference in Aparecida (SP), Frei Hans Stapel thought about the opportunity for the Pope to personally visit Fazenda São Libório, in Guaratinguetá (SP).

The founder asked those welcomed from all 40 communities around the world to pray a jaculatory after each mystery of the rosary in order to make this opportunity possible. Daily, more than 2 thousand young people prayed for this intention. Frei Hans and Nelson asked the best known bishops of Brazil and Latin America to write to the Pope requesting the invitation. Also, many young people from the Farms wrote to the Pope, reinforcing the invitation. Bishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, apostolic nuncio in Brazil, took all these requests directly to Benedict XVI.

In January 2006, during a congress in Rome, in which he shared the testimony of his charity work, Frei Hans spoke about the Fazenda da Esperança to Pope Benedict XVI and extended an official invitation to him to visit the Fazenda São Libório, in Guaratinguetá. With the confirmation of Pope Benedict XVI, welcomed from other countries initiated a great fundraising action to fund their own trip and that of some friends to Brazil, especially for Fazenda São Libório. Frei Hans and Nelson traveled to the communities, located in Germany, Argentina, the Philippines and Mozambique, in order to prepare the coming of young people to Brazil.

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