Dear highly esteemed Pope Francis,
Your pastoral initiatives and their theological justification are currently under vehement attack by a group in the church. With this open letter, we wish to express our gratitude for your courageous and theologically sound papal leadership.
In a short time, you have succeeded in reshaping the pastoral culture of the Roman Catholic Church in accordance with its origin in Jesus. Wounded people and wounded nature go straight to your heart. You see the church as a field hospital on the margins of life. Your concern is every single person loved by God. When encountering others, compassion and not the law shall have the last word. God and God’s mercy characterize the pastoral culture that you expect from the church. You dream of a "church as mother and shepherdess." We share your dream.
We ask that you would not veer from the path you have taken, and we assure you of our full support and constant prayer.
Many people have asked how they can show their support for Pope Francis and his reforms. Our initial inclination was to create our own 'sign up' page to gather signatures. However such a gathering of support is already available in the Hispanic world and it seems right that we invite you to add your name to that to demonstrate global solidarity.
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We also welcome you to create an account on our website - see left hand side. This will enable you to help us build this site for the English-speaking world.