Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 7, 2005 / 22:00 pm
At the conclusion of Sunday Mass at the Archdiocesan Cathedral, Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City, said, “We know (the Holy Father) will give of himself until the very end of his life.”
Cardinal Rivera expressed satisfaction that the Pope appeared in public on Sunday to bestow his blessing upon the world and he denied that the John Paul II would resign, saying the Pope is conscious of the work God has entrusted to him.
He expressed his assurance that the Pope “will continue to recover and the Church will continue with her pace, because the Vicar of Christ has many collaborators that take care of outstanding matters.”
Cardinal Rivera offered Mass this Sunday for the sick, on the occasion of the 13th World Day of the Sick, which was celebrated at the Shrine of Holy Mary Queen of the Apostles in Yaounde, Cameroon.