Caracas Archbishop overwhelmed by designation as Cardinal
Feb 24, 2006
"I accept this appointment as an honor for the Catholic faithful in our fatherland, and as a signal that the Holy Pope (Benedict XVI) has a special interest and concern for our nation," said Caracas Archbishop Monsignor Jorge Urosa Savino following his designation as the fifth Cardinal in Venezuelan history.
(El Universal, February 23, 2006) Monsignor Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino is to be ordained Cardinal next March 24th, during Benedict XVI first consistory.
The Caracas Archbishop said he was "very happy, and thankful to God and Pope Benedict XVI for this honor."
"This honor, which I truly do not deserve, shows how important the Caracas Church is and the Pope's concerns about our nation," Monsignor Urosa Savino stated.
He conceded he was overwhelmed by the significant responsibilities he will have to face as Cardinal, such as "living the Gospel deeply, being a good person, working hard, and completing our major task: evangelization and announcement of Jesus Christ."
He added that following his ordainment as Cardinal, he plans to undertake the renewal of the Venezuelan Catholic Church, in accordance with the guidelines of the Venezuelan Plenary Council.