Madrid, Spain, Oct 9, 2003 / 22:00 pm
“On The 25th Anniversary of the Election of Pope John Paul II” is the title of a new document published by the Bishops Conference of Spain (CEE) in honor of the Holy Father for his 25th year as Pope.
“Your concern for the entire Church during the last 25 years has been without a doubt a special gift from God, for which we should be and are thankful, “ the Bishops said in their message.
The Bishops point out that through his encyclicals, exhortations, letters, audiences, travels to all the continents, World Youth Days, and at the same time through his own personal testimony, John Paul II “has encouraged us to continue ahead and to promote the mission that the Church received from Jesus Christ.”
In this sense, “The proclamation in every corner of the world of the dignity and the rights of the human person, of men and women, of the born and the unborn, of the family, of the bonds that should unite all the children of God; the defense of human life, of freedom, of peace and harmony; the loving care for those most in need, regardless of race or religion, for the development of all peoples, and the constant invitation to care for creation” are commitments which are rooted in the vision of God and of man that come from Divine Revelation, and is an exemplary model of what it means to evangelize.