EUR-ECHO – Easter 2013

Eur-Echo Easter 2013Dear confreres,

 One thing that the new Pope feels he is called upon to do as Bishop of Rome is to bring hope to the world.  “Let the star of hope shine out”, he says.  We all need hope, and we should all bring hope.  Speaking at his inaugural Mass on the 19th of March, Pope Francis explains how this can be done: by becoming guardians of Creation and by seeing every man and every woman with an eye of goodness and tenderness.  Yes, he says, with tenderness and we ought not to be afraid of tenderness.  Far from being an attitude of weakness, tenderness denotes strength of soul and the capacity for attention, compassion, and a true openness to one another.  READ MORE

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