DAILY CATHOLIC     MONDAY     April 12, 1999     vol. 10, no. 71

NEWS & VIEWS
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NEW ARCHBISHOP HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF DEFENDING FAMILY IN PUERTO RICO

          SAN JUAN, 10 (NE) After having been named new Archbishop of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez stated that one of his most important pastoral tasks will be the defense of family. The prelate will succeed Cardinal Aponte Martinez, after the Holy Father's acceptance of the Cardinal's retirement having reached the age limit specified by canon law.

          In a message published in the weekly magazine of the Puerto Rican Bishop's Conference, Archbishop Gonzalez reminded that the family is the "domestic church" and place where the identity of the people is forged. "The future of Puerto Rico will depend on the future of the Puerto Rican families. These are to occupy a privileged place in the new evangelization to which we have been called", he said. Among other pastoral challenges, the Archbishop underlined that his ministry will aim to achieve and defend the common well being of people.


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April 12, 1999       volume 10, no. 71
NEWS & VIEWS

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