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CONFERENCE OF THE GENERAL SPIRITUAL ASSISTANTS TO THE OFS
2013 - 1    Year 20    n. 77

 

THE YEAR OF FAITH

Benedict XVI and Francis

 

As this first edition of Koinonia 2013 is being put together, events are happening which by now are well known to everyone. I would go so far as to say that these two popes have given us an anticipated taste of the Paschal Mystery (given that Holy Week has not yet begun). The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI has meant that all of us have had to face the cross and death. The election of the new Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis, is a resurrection in the true sense of the word. We know that the Holy Spirit has come to the aid of the entire Church at prayer, assisting the Cardinals in their delicate task of discernment.   May the Lord bless all those who contributed to the smooth, serious and joyful unfolding of events during the Conclave, leading to the election of Pope Francis.   May He also grant all the graces needed by those who took on the heavy responsibility of keeping us informed of all that was happening: I refer to the 5.600 journalists from all over the world who were accredited to the Vatican. May the Lord also bless the two Bishops of Rome (emeritus and newly elected) for their contribution to the good of the Church and the world.

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Koinonia 3/2012

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Koinonia 2/2012

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Koinonia 2011/4

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