Denver Newsroom, Jul 21, 2022 / 14:43 pm
Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio of Bogotá, Colombia, exhorted the country’s families to “never forget God!” in his homily for the Mass and Te Deum for Colombian Independence Day on July 20.
“Colombia, do not forget God. When we forget God, when a country forgets God, it goes to ruin, it self-destructs,” said the archbishop, who is also the president of the Colombian Bishops’ Conference.
The Mass and Te Deum marking the 212th anniversary of Colombia’s independence from Spain were held in the primatial cathedral in Bogotá.
The prelate said that “seeking God is seeking true hope. As Benedict XVI says, this hope can only be God, who embraces the universe and who can give us what we cannot achieve on our own.”