Search


Advanced Search
Nenad Bach - Editor in Chief

Sponsored Ads
 »  Home  »  Croatian Language  »  Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic Chile in ad limina visit to pope Benedict XVI
 »  Home  »  People  »  Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic Chile in ad limina visit to pope Benedict XVI
 »  Home  »  Religion  »  Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic Chile in ad limina visit to pope Benedict XVI
 »  Home  »  Croatian spirituality  »  Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic Chile in ad limina visit to pope Benedict XVI
Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic Chile in ad limina visit to pope Benedict XVI
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published  12/9/2008 | Croatian Language , People , Religion , Croatian spirituality | Unrated
Bishop of Croatian roots president of Chilean Conference of Catholic bishops

Pope Benedict XVI and Alejandro Goić Karmelić, president of Chilean Conference of Catholic bishops, at ad limina visit to the Vatican.

 
In December 2008 Pope Benedict XVI met with a group of 33 bishops from Chile, who were in the Vatican on their ad limina visit. Three of them are of Croatian origin: Alejandro Goić Karmelić, Tomislav Koljatić-Marojević, and Petar Buljević. Moreover, Msgr. Alejandro Goić Karmelić (on the photo with the Pope), whose both parents come from Croatian island of Brač, is the president of the Chilean Conference of Catholic bishops. He was a guest at Croatian program of the Radio Vatican where he spoke in Croatian.

We invite you to




Bishop Alejandro Goić Karmelić in Chile

 

Papa primio čileanske biskupe

Krijepljeni vlastitom vjerom, neka kršćani nose evanđeosku nadu u sve okvire društva - tim je riječima Benedikt XVI. potaknuo čileanske biskupe koje je u prigodi njihova pohoda 'ad Limina' prije podne primio u audijenciju. Papa je istaknuo velike izazove za Crkvu u Čileu, od obnovljenoga misionarskoga zauzimanja do ljudske i duhovne formacije mladih te potpore najslabijima. U ime nazočnih biskupa Papu je pozdravio predsjednik Čileanske biskupske konferencije, biskup Alejandro Goić-Karmelić, podrijetlom Bračanin.

Svjetlo vjere može prosvijetliti sve društvene sastavnice – rekao je Papa navodeći neke životna područja u kojima je neophodna nazočnost vjernika, primjerice kultura, znanost i politika, a posebno je naglasio promicanje obitelji utemeljene na braku između muškarca i žene, stvaranje pravednijih radnih uvjeta, potporu manje imućnima, zaštitu okoliša i poglavito ljudskoga života od začeća do prirodne smrti. Papa je osim toga istaknuo pravo roditelja na moralni i duhovni odgoj djece. Doista su – primijetio je Benedikt XVI. – brojne teškoće i prepreke, ali vjerujući u Gospodinovo obećanje da je s nama do svršetka svijeta, možemo se velikodušno sučeliti sa zahtjevnim zadatkom da Krista naviještamo svim ljudima, s istim žarom koji je dičio apostole.

Stoga vas pozivam da gajite snažan nutarnji život i čvrstu vjeru, jer u dubokom odnosu s Gospodinom u molitvi dozrijevaju najbolje pastoralne inicijative kako bi se odgovorilo duhovnim potrebama naroda. Polazeći od Boga – rekao je – možemo s učinkovitom riječi nade doći do braće. Papa je podsjetio na izazove koje je konferencija u Aparecidi stavila pred Crkvu u Čileu, a koje su biskupi prihvatili u dokumentu "Pastoralne smjernice" za sljedeće četiri godine. S tim se smjernicama – dodao je – u svim vjernicima želi potaknuti "radosno nasljedovanje Krista" kao i veću misionarsku svijest koja će čitavoj crkvenoj zajednici u Čileu omogućiti da se zanosno sučeli s izazovima sadašnjosti. Taj veliki evangelizatorski pothvat od svih zahtijeva poseban napor pročišćavanja i ljubavi. Današnjem su čovjeku neophodni uzori evanđeoskog i dosljedna života - istaknuo je Papa.

A svetost svih članova Crkve, poglavito njezinih pastira, jedan je od predragocjenih darova koji se mogu ponuditi vjernicima. Pri tome je istaknuo predivno svjedočanstvo svetih i blaženih koji su baština ne samo za Katoličku crkvu, nego i za čitavo čileansko društvo. Papa se posebno obratio svećenicima, pozvavši biskupe da im u trenutku teškoće budu veoma bliski, te da ih pomognu kako bi na prvo mjesto stavili molitvu i slavljenje euharistije, po kojoj postaju slični Kristu. Zaključujući nagovor, Papa je potaknuo biskupe da ne štede napore kako bi poboljšali kvalitetu ljudske, intelektualne i duhovne formacije sjemeništaraca.

Nakon audijencije posjetio nas je biskup Goić-Karmelić. Poslušajmo što je rekao za Hrvatski program Radio Vatikana:


Source: Radio Vatican, Croatian program



Alejandro Goić Karmelić, Chilean bishop having Croatian roots

La visita pastoral de cara a la nueva evangelizacion by Alejandro Goic Karmelic
Published in 1988, Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (Bogota, Colombia)



 
Press Office of the Czech Bishops' Conference

Chilean Bishops Call for Peace after Pinochet's Death
Jiří Gračka, 12. 12. 2006

Santiago de Chile (RCH): Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic, the president of the Chilean Bishops' Conference, urged his fellow countrymen to avoid provocations after General Augusto Pinochet's death Sunday.

In a statement released by the conference, Bishop Goic says: "Beyond the historical judgment on his figure, in the face of the majesty of death inevitable for every human being, the correct attitude is one of respect. And those of us who believe raise a prayer for his rest." He also reminded, that "for Christians what is most important is the encounter with God, who has mercy, even on the greatest sinners."

Bishop Goic appealed the people to avoid provocations in favour and against the former leader and to respect the government's decision on the funeral: "The political leaders will seek the best thing to unite Chileans." The Chilean bishops' president also said: "The country needs to reflect on this event with peace and respect... I personally have my own opinion about the lack of respect for human dignity that there was during his government. But what is in order is to live these hours with dignity."




El Presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal de Chile Alejandro Goic Karmelic se refiere al fallo del Tribunal Constitucional sobre la llamada "píldora del día después", ante consultas periodísticas en Punta de Tralca, 14 de abril de 2008. Más información: www.iglesia.cl



Mons. Alejandro Goic presenta nuevas OOPP

33 Chilean bishops at ad limina visit to pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican






Acknowledgements. Many thanks to br. Ivo Pavin, Rome, and Snježana Božić, Zagreb, for their kind help.

Formated for CROWN by prof.dr. Darko Žubrinić
Distributed by www.Croatia.org . This message is intended for Croatian Associations/Institutions and their Friends in Croatia and in the World. The opinions/articles expressed on this list do not reflect personal opinions of the moderator. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, please delete or destroy all copies of this communication and please, let us know!

How would you rate the quality of this article?

Verification:
Enter the security code shown below:
imgRegenerate Image


Add comment
Article Options
Croatian Constellation



Popular Articles
  1. (E) 100 Years Old Hotel Therapia reopens in Crikvenica
  2. Dr. Andrija Puharich: parapsychologist, medical researcher, and inventor
  3. Europe 2007: Zagreb the Continent's new star
  4. Violi Calvert: Nenad Bach in China to be interviewed by China Radio International
  5. Potres u Zagrebu - Earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia 28 listopad 2006 u 16:15 3.7 on a Richter
No popular articles found.