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In a special way I would like to express my esteem and gratitude to the religious women of the United States. What would the Church be without you? women of strength, fighters, with that spirit of courage which puts you on the front lines in the proclamation of the Gospel. To you, religious women, sisters and mothers of this people, I wish to say 'thank you', a big thank you... and to tell you that I love you very much.