09 December 2021

Love in the family as an expression of Trinitarian life

Greeting from H.E. Card. Kevin Farrell on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Diocese of Carabayllo, Peru


Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Diocese of Carabayllo, Peru, erected in 1996 by St. John Paul II, Card. Kevin Farrell sent his greeting in which he invited the Peruvian diocese to take a renewed look at the family and the grace of baptism in order to begin a synodal journey with married couples.

In his greeting, Card. Farrell highlighted the gift of communion that intrinsically belongs to the family by virtue of the sacrament of marriage. As we read in Amoris Laetitia, families are "a precious resource for the Church, since they can help renew the very fabric of the whole ecclesial body," so the family can truly help the Church understand the meaning of ecclesial communion, of her being called to "be together."

Families wish to "walk along the synodal path as an ecclesial subject" – Card. Farrell continued - contributing "with their own experience of joy and suffering to the mission of the Church."

The Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, entrusted Bishop Panizza Richero, Bishop of Carabayllo, and his Diocese with the mission of "helping families rediscover the grace of baptism as the foundation of their beauty and strength in the face of the many challenges they face today."

In conclusion, Card. Farrell wished the faithful a truly synodal journey to help "not only the Church be enriched by the evangelizing presence of families, but also to lead catechumenal itineraries capable of accompanying families to rediscover every day that baptismal grace, which in marriage becomes the living presence of Christ in families."