Bishop Edwin Regan, then Bishop of Wrexham and a fluent Welsh speaker, welcomed Pope Benedict XVI on behalf of the faithful of Wales. He spoke in both his mother tongue and in English.
“On behalf of the Catholics of Wales, and of Wales itself, I am immensely privileged to offer you our most sincere sentiments of loving respect and deep appreciation of all that you do for the building of God’s Kingdom on earth.”
“Dad Sanctaidd, ar ran Catholigion Cymru, a Chymru ei hun, mae hi’n fraint arbennig iawn i mi allu cyflwyno i chi ein teimladau diffuant o barch cariadus, a gwerthfawrogiad dwys o’r hyn rydych chi’n ei gyflawni i adeiladu teyrnas Dduw ar y ddaear.”
Recorded on Saturday, 18 September 2010.