My dear brothers in Christ,
With great joy we are welcoming again this year the Metropolis of feasts and festival of festivals, namely the Holy Christmas and the Epiphany of thοse born by Virgin Mary Blessed Mother of God and I hasten in lots of love to offer you my Pontifical and missionary wishes, for numerous, healthy, joyful, peaceful years, fruitful in love and charity work. As a humble missionary in Madagascar I wish to thank you wholeheartedly by everything you did and continue to accomplish at the missionary field of mission. All upon you and your families I wish you well and blessed.
With many prayers and blessings
+ Ignatios of Madagascar