Thank Our Holy Father With Your Gift Today
Pope Benedict XVI, throughout his pontificate, worked tirelessly for the people of God. Despite his age and frailty, he tackled serious challenges that threatened the future of humanity. Ever the patient shepherd and teacher, our Holy Father is once again shepherding us to a deeper understanding of sacrifice, and teaching us about humility and selflessness.
Benedict was particularly present in CNEWA’s world, traveling to Jordan, Israel and Palestine. He called for greater dialogue among Christians, Muslims and Jews. During his visit to Lebanon last September, not far from the violence in Syria, I was privileged to witness firsthand his loving guidance and message of peace for the Christians of the Middle East.
My dear friends and CNEWA family, please pray for him, and for his successor as Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Supreme Pontiff and Servant of the Servants of God.
And join me in thanking our Holy Father for his life of loving and gentle service to the church by making a gift in his honor to CNEWA. Continue his great work and honor his legacy. Together, we can build up the church, affirm human dignity, alleviate poverty, encourage dialogue — and inspire hope.
Msgr. John E. Kozar