Sao Paulo, Brazil (Monday, 01/05/2015, Gaudium Press) In his New Year’s message the Archbishop of Sao Paulo, Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, wished those who carry out important ecclesial and social tasks that they may “accomplished well their mission to society and the Church. “
Among the major events that took place last year in the Archdiocese of Sao Paulo, the Cardinal gave especial mention to the canonization of Saint Joseph of Anchieta and the beatification of Mother Assunta Marchetti.
“Every year is a new step forward and I believe that 2014 was very significant for us all” he said.
The cardinal pointed out that in addition to the Extraordinary Synod on the family, in October last year, the canonization of the “Apostle of Brazil” and the beatification of Mother Assunta Marchetti, were considered “two important events of the past year which shows which are the fruits of the Church and at the same time gives us a direction for our future.”
“We hope that next year will be a good one. We will have Synod of the Church worldwide, in October, on the family, with a theme slightly different on the vocation and the mission of the family. Of course, we invoke God’s light on all those who have responsibilities in the Church, especially social responsibilities, and to all the people, their families, may God bless them and comfort and encourage everyone in this direction. “(LMI)