1st Four Arrows

Blessings from the Holy Father, Pope Benedict the 16th, to our group:

From the Office Secretariat of State
Vatican, 18 January 2006

Dear Mr Ritchi,

The Holy Father has received your letter and he has asked me to thank you. He appreciates the kind sentiments which prompted you to share your experiences with him.

His Holiness will pray for you and the Catholic scouts in Canada. Upon you all, he invokes God's abundant blessings of peace and joy.

With every good wish, I am

Yours sincerely,



Monsignor Gabriele Caccia
Assessor