Pope Francis: Ten Years of Grace, God’s Mercy, Renewal and Call to Mission
Executive Director's Message
Maria del Mar Muñoz-Visoso, M.T.S.| Executive Director, Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, USCCB
"I had the tremendous grace of being at St. Peter’s Square on the evening of March 13, 2013, when the fumata bianca started to come out of the Sistine Chapel and the bells of St. Peter’s Basilica ringed in the election of a new successor of Peter. From the minute he came out to the balcony and asked for the prayers of the faithful so that he could receive God’s blessing on his Petrine ministry, even before he imparted his apostolic blessing upon us, we realized he was a humble shepherd that is always close to the grey that the Good Lord has entrusted to him."
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