Madrid, Spain, Mar 11, 2013 / 11:08 am
A book containing more than 50,000 messages of gratitude to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has been delivered to the Apostolic Nuncio in Spain, who is expected to send it to the retired Pontiff.
The book was delivered to the nuncio, Archbishop Renzo Fratini, by Ignacio Arsuaga, president of the Spanish civil rights website HazteOir.
In statements to CNA on March 7, Arsuaga said that it "is an honor for us to have collected these signs of affection and gratitude" to the Pope Emeritus.
He added that he hopes the messages to Benedict XVI may "be a tribute to him and to the transmission of a well-founded school of thought that encourages us to continue working as a civil society in defense of the dignity of the person."