On 23 January 2017, Pope Francis named as Prelate of Opus Dei Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz Braña. We reproduce here a hand-written message from Saint Josemaría's successor, on the anniversary of his appointment.
On the anniversary of his election, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz seeks the intercession of Our Lady of Aparecida.
Rio de Janeiro, 23 January 2018
From Brazil, on the first anniversary of my election as Prelate of Opus Dei, I am keeping all of you very much in mind, and I feel accompanied by the help of your prayer. I entrust to Our Lady of Aparecida your joys, concerns and initiatives in the service of souls and society.