Mexican priests participate in First National Congress of Priests

.- More than 500 Mexican priests are attending the First National Congress of Priests, which is being held January 18-22 in Acapulco under the theme, “Fidelity and Priestly Fraternity.”  The event was organized as part of the Year of Priests decreed by Pope Benedict XVI.

The opening session was attended by the president of Caritas International, Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga; the Apostolic Nuncio to Mexico, Archbishop Christophe Pierre; Bishop Marcelino Hernandez of Orizaba; Bishop Alejo Zabala Castro of Chilpancingo-Chilapa; and Archbishop Felipe Aguirre Franco of Acapulco.

During his opening remarks, Archbishop Aguirre said he hoped the event would help priests to “rediscover the beauty and importance of the priesthood.”

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