Priestly Ordinations (September 6, 2015)

On September 6, Bishop Echevarría ordained three associate members of the Prelature as priests. The ceremony took place in the Shrine of Torreciudad, Spain.

The new priests are Ruben Mestre, a 46-year-old lawyer born in El Prat de Llobregat near Barcelona; Juan José Muñoz, university professor and film critic, born in Segovia 48 years ago; and Sidnei Fresneda, 51 years old, a mathematician and teacher born in São Paulo.

In the homily for this ceremony—published below—the Prelate encouraged them to spread the word of God with “depth and in an attractive way,” and to exercise their ministry with “mercy and understanding,” never rejecting anyone, as Pope Francis has asked.

Romana, n. 61, July-December 2015, p. 254-255.

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