Mexican bishops: quick election of Benedict XVI evidence of God’s will

.- During a Mass offered for the beginning of the pontificate of Benedict XVI at the Basilica of Guadalupe, Archbishop Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia and vice president of the Mexican Bishops Conference said the quick election of the Holy Father was a clear manifestation “of the will of God for His Church.”

During the Mass, which was concelebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Giuseppe Bertello, and 16 other Mexican bishops, Archbishop Suarez said the election of the Pontiff is a gift from God and he acknowledged that “the swiftness of the election surprised us.  We thank God for what this consensus has meant, this clear and sharp manifestation of the will of God for His Church.”

The archbishop told the faithful gathered in the Basilica that “the electors are men of faith and they were accompanied in their decision by the prayer of the whole Church.  The Conclave, then, was not a matter of just a few.”

Archbishop Suarez noted that the cardinals gathered in the Conclave were of the same mind as the Apostles in their search for men of good reputation, filled with the Spirit and wisdom in order to entrust to one of them the ministry of the Church.

Referring to the qualities of the Holy Father, the archbishop emphasized his humility, simplicity, austerity, kindness and wisdom.  “Very soon the prejudices and clichés that have been pinned on him will fade away.”

Likewise Archbishop Suarez recalled the commitment of the bishops to maintain and strengthen their communion with the Pontiff, and they exhorted the faithful “to lift up with Peter the Church of Christ, to live as community opening our spirit to the truth and cooperating in fraternal love.”

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


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

A Look at India from Rome
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods

Liturgical Calendar

August 1, 2014

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:54-58


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 26: 1-9
Gospel:: Mt 13: 54-58

Saint of the Day

St. Alphonsus Liguori »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:47-53


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: