During the traditional recitation of the Rosary of the Aurora, Archbishop Braulio Rodriguez of Valladolid, Spain, denounced the use of human embryos “as if this were a panacea for curing diseases.”
During his remarks at the Cathedral, Archbishop Braulio said today’s society is marked by hunger, a lack of peace and solidarity and by inequality. He said Christians encounter difficulties in their struggle against those “who each day rob us of our relationship with God.”
More than 2,000 people gathered at the Cathedral for Mass and the traditional procession and recitation of the Rosary of the Aurora, which is dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima.
The recitation of the Rosary of the Aurora dates back to the 17th century and has been promoted by the Dominicans, Marian groups and various Popes, who have attached indulgences to it.