DAILY CATHOLIC     WEDNESDAY     January 20, 1999     vol. 10, no. 13

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CARDINAL RIVERA EXHORTS TO LISTEN AND WELCOME THE HOLY FATHER'S MESSAGE

          MEXICO CITY, 19 (NE) In regards to the commercial vortex and all the movement that the Holy Father's next visit has generated in the American continent, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, Archbishop of Mexico City, requested "not to get lost in anecdotes and even less in the criticism to which we have been so accustomed during the last days." The Mexican Archbishop also underlined the importance of everyone openly receiving the Pope, displaying the identity and traditions that characterize Mexicans.

          It is fundamental, the Cardinal remarked, to listen to what he comes to say, because his words will mark the guidelines for the American evangelization in the following years. "Without minor doubt, the most important thing that the Holy Father comes to tell us is written in the Synod document that contributes his proposals for the evangelization for America. It is a document of the Pope for each one of us, for all of us who live in this continent, from Alaska to the point farthest south," he expressed. Cardinal Rivera exhorted Mexicans to open their hearts in order to welcome the message of the Holy Father and respond with the same effort that he has made to be able to come to these lands. Finally he pointed out that, "the Holy Father doesn't come to preach on himself, neither does he come to transmit to us science or human experience, however valuable it may be. He is here to announce us He for whom all things were made, He who can make a new creation in each one of us and in our continent. He who takes away the sins of the world proclaims the gospel that saves. He comes to proclaim Jesus Christ sacrificed and risen from the dead."


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January 20, 1999       volume 10, no. 13
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