The Cardinal protodeacon filled us all with joy when
he announced that Pope Francis has taken the helm of
the Bark of Peter. All the Legionaries of
Christ and members of Regnum Christi throughout the world would
like to welcome him as an expression of our unconditional
filial adherence to his person and his ministry.
The simplicity and humility with which he addressed all of
us in St. Peter’s Square reinforced the affection that we
had already given him in faith.
Benedict XVI reminded us on February 11
that the Petrine ministry demands strength of soul and body. For this reason, on my own part and
in the name of the whole Regnum Christi Movement, I
would like to offer our prayers and our collaboration to
carry on the task of evangelizing. We unite
ourselves to all the faithful of the Church and to
men and women of good will to support and accompany
the 265th successor of St. Peter in his ministry.
Love for the Pope
and fidelity to him have always been a very meaningful
part of our spiritual patrimony. In the Vicar
of Christ, we have found a sure beacon that has
guided us through the storms of our recent history. I ask the Lord to grant us the grace
of knowing how to walk “in step with the Church,”
docile not only to the directives of the Pope, but
also his desires.
Thank you Lord, for the
gift of Pope Francis!
Vicar General of the Legion
of Christ and Regnum Christi