Spanish bishops congratulate Zapatero over triumph in elections


The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, and its secretary, Bishop Juan Antonio Martinez Camino, have offered their congratulations to President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who was re-elected on Sunday.

In a letter Cardinal Varela and Bishop Martinez Camino assured Zapatero of “our prayers that the Lord will grant you his light and his strength in carrying out the important responsibilities commended to you by the Spanish people, in the service of peace, justice, freedom and the common good of all citizens.”

Likewise, they expressed their “personal willingness and that of the Bishops’ Conference to collaborate sincerely with the legitimate authorities of the State in order to better serve the common good.”

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