Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra of Valencia, Spain said this week during the closing of a congress for immigrant families that the Holy Spirit helps to overcome all “barriers, distances and divisions.”
“The Holy Spirit eliminates barriers, distances and divisions, those that exist between rich and poor countries, between races, languages and cultures. He makes us citizens with the same rights and obligations, he reveals to us that we are children of God and brothers and sisters,” the archbishop said.
He went on to express his desire that immigrant families who settle in Valencia be given all of the opportunities they need to develop and flourish.
“The Church says to all mankind that she has only one way of understanding life, which is to have one spirit, the same spirit that unites all peoples and all men,” such that this very unity in the spirit “is what gives us the ability to understand each other and to hold events like this, with people who come from very diverse places,” Archbishop Osoro stated.