Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State for the Holy See, ordained 29 priests of the prelature of Opus Dei this morning, in the Basilica of Saint Eugene. Pope Francis sent a letter that was read at the beginning of the ceremony.
"Let us pray for Lebanon as a whole and for Beirut. And let us demonstrate our closeness by concrete works of charity, as on other similar occasions."
José Antonio is a policeman in Elche, Spain, and also a well-known author of crime novels, a genre in which he has won several awards.
In his 19 August general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Church's social teaching.