“Your Holiness, as days go by, there are dates that become an occasion to express gratitude and best wishes to a loved one. So today’s anniversary of Your election as Bishop of Rome is for us a reason for gratitude for the processes that you have started in the Church with the eloquence of Your testimony. Our prayer becomes intercession, so that every day You may experience the oil of the Holy Spirit and the wine of ecclesial communion. Together with our people, we renew to You the joy of our support and commitment”. The Presidency of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) sent this message of best wishes to Pope Francis today to mark the sixth anniversary of his election to the papacy.