Pope pleased with marriage enrichment program in New Mexico

.- Pope John Paul II told 15 United States bishops at a recent meeting at the beginning of June that they should not to get discouraged in the work of preaching the Gospel, reported The Associated Press. The Pope met individually with the bishops, including Archbishop Michael Sheehan, of Alberquerque, Bishop Donald Pelotte of Gallup, and Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces.

Archbishop Sheehan, who returned from Rome June 10, said the Pope inquired about the work of the Church in New Mexico and how it was supporting family life and marriage.

The archbishop said the pope seemed please to learn that thousands of U.S. Catholics attend marriage enrichment programs every year.

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