Lima, Peru, Apr 6, 2010 / 11:51 am
During Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne expressed solidarity with Pope Benedict XVI and noted that the media attacks against the Holy Father and the Church are “a rebellion” against truth and love.
“Personally, I object. And for this reason, in these especially difficult times, courage and the love of God must stand.”
The cardinal prayed that God might be with the Pontiff to “strengthen him” in the face of “a rebellion against the truth, against kindness, against love ... I pray that Jesus and the Virgin Mary will protect the Catholic Church and especially the Holy Father, so that this campaign to smear him will not prevail.”
Likewise, during his program, “Dialogue of Faith,” the cardinal expressed joy at seeing so many receive the Sacrament of Confession and visit the Blessed Sacrament during Holy Week.