H.E. Mons. Antonio Augusto dos Santos Marto
Bishop of Fatima
H.E. Bishop Antonio Augusto dos Santos Marto
“Benedict XVI's resignation presents an opportunity to pick a church leader from a country from the developing world.
Europe today is going through a period of cultural tiredness, exhaustion, which is reflected in the way Christianity is lived. "You don't see that in Africa or Latin America where there is a freshness, an enthusiasm about living the faith.
Perhaps we need a pope who can look beyond Europe and bring to the entire church a certain vitality that is seen on other continents."