Loading
Chilean cardinal hopeful about country’s future
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- The Archbishop of Santiago, Chile, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, said this week he was hopeful about the future of the South American country and he expressed thanks to God for the blessings Chile has received. During the recitation of the Te Deum at the archdiocesan Cathedral to mark the country’s national holiday, Cardinal Errazuriz pointed to different signs of hope for Chile, including the canonization this coming October of Father Alberto Hurtado, who was profoundly committed to serving the people of Chile, “especially the poor and the abandoned.” 

In addition, he pointed to the new Constitution, which has been signed by President Ricardo Lagos and has brought consensus to the nation, new government programs and legislative measures, and the preparations for the bicentennial celebrations of Chile in 2010.  This event, he said, is bringing Chileans together across the country in meaningful dialogue and discussion. 

“For this reason, as we dream of the future of Chile, I invite you to give thanks for the friendship of God, who is the first origin of all that is good, as well as of the great spiritual treasures that He entrusts to us for building up the nation,” the cardinal stated.

The country’s top leaders were present at the ceremony, including President Ricardo Lagos and his wife, as well as the heads of the Senate and the House of Representatives and the country’s chief justice.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

Related News:

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Pope Francis in the Philippines: Manila Welcomes the Pope
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Highlights
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Interview with Cardinal Ranjith
Pope Francis in SriLanka: Inter-religious Faith Meeting
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Jan
26

Liturgical Calendar

January 26, 2015

Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mk 3:22-30

Gospel
Date
01/26/15
01/25/15
01/24/15

Daily Readings


Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
01/26/15

Homily of the Day

Mk 3:22-30

Homily
Date
01/26/15
01/25/15
01/24/15