“Gathered in the Plenary Assembly of the bishops, we want to express to you our wish that you visit us soon. Thus we join the feeling of our people who wish to meet their Pastor,” the organization stated in a letter after the 123rd Plenary Assembly.
Along these lines, the Episcopal Conference stressed: “Your closeness and blessing will do us all a lot of good in these difficult times. Trusting in the possibility that you will consider making this visit to the country, we entrust you to Our Lady of Luján, patron saint of Argentina “.
Meanwhile, during Monday’s day, the president of the CEA and bishop of San Isidro, Oscar Ojea, expressed the “deep desire” of the Argentine Church that the Supreme Pontiff visit his native country and predicted that this meeting “will help heal wounds, to grow in learning dialogue” and to renew the “missionary spirit.
“The deep desire we have for Pope Francis to visit our country will undoubtedly translate into a long-awaited meeting between the pastor and his people, it will help us heal wounds, grow in learning dialogue and renew ourselves in the missionary spirit” , Ojea said during a homily.
For its part, the organization Familia Grande Hogar de Cristo also promotes Pope Francis’ visit to Argentina through a website with videos of faithful who met him during his time in the archbishopric of Buenos Aires.
“Come, Francis, your people are waiting for you,” is the slogan chosen by the institution for the Supreme Pontiff to travel to his homeland, after 13 years exercising the supreme role of the Catholic Church.
“Through videos that come to us from different places in our beloved country, they are the same compatriots who knew him when he was archbishop in Buenos Aires and he was going to visit them in their neighborhoods,” the site’s text describes.