Asunción, Paraguay, Oct 26, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Archbishop Pastor Cuquejo of Asuncion, Paraguay, called for prayers this week for the country’s leaders so that the wave of violence that has swept over the country might come to an end.
During a Mass of thanksgiving the Archbishop recalled that justice comes from God and Christians have the duty to put it into practice. He said the country today is enveloped in a series of social problems characterized by violence and corruption.
Archbishop Cuquejo also recalled the 26th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate and asked the faithful to pray for the Holy Father, for his health and the work he carries out in this special stage of his life.