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Monday, November 11, 2013


Vatican City, 9 November 2013 (VIS) - In a letter dated 10 November and made public today, the Holy Father nominated Cardinal Claudio Hummes O.F.M., emeritus prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, as his special envoy at the concluding celebrations of the national pilgrimage to the relics of St. Roque Gonzalez de Santa Cruz and his companion martyrs, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his canonisation, to be held in Asuncion, Paraguay on 15 November 2013.

The cardinal special envoy will be accompanied by a mission composed of the following members: Rev. Virgilio Rodi Alonso, rector of the metropolitan cathedral of Asuncion and judicial vicar of the interdiocesan tribunal, and Fr. Alberto Luna S.J., provincial of the Jesuits in Paraguay.

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