AVE CRUX SPES UNICA
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
H.E. CARDINAL DANIEL N. DINARDO
"I am like most others surprise by the announcement and a little saddened. At the same time, the Holy Father was very clear and precise on his reasons for resigning. They center on the very meaning of the pope as, in the Latin text of the pope, as governing the ship of St. Peter, the Church, and proclaiming the gospel. ... The pope's words speak of his great devotion and love for the Church, his wonderful humility and his always generous leadership of the Church. ... He has been a genuine apostolic leader of the Faith, and we are all grateful for his governance, his astute theological mind and his great charity and visibility for the Catholic Church."