Message of the fr Bruno Cadoré to the Holy Father Pope Francis
Joining the whole Church in the joy and thanksgiving for the election of Your Holiness as successor of Peter, I act as the voice of the friars, nuns and laity of the Order of Preachers and all the members of the Dominican Family in expressing our onenesswith you in the prayer and mission of evangelisation which your Holiness has enjoined us in your first message.
With great simplicity, but also with an inspiring demand, the words and the gestures of His Holiness called us to walk, with humility and with friendship toward all, by the way of the Gospel, with the eyes held high toward the Cross of Christ and with the hope set on His passover for the world. I assure you that our Order will endeavor to receive this message, which echoes that of our Fathers Francis and Dominic, as a call to continually return to the source of the charism that consecrates us to the evangelisation of the Word of God.
Allow me to entrust to your prayer our Order as we are preparing three years from now the Jubilee of its confirmation in the charism. That the Lord may guide us in serving the world and the Church, to which we wish to embark by means of preaching. By expressing our gratitude for having accepted the ministry that has been entrusted to you, I ask Your Holiness to accept my communion in prayer with you and my expression of profound respect and fraternity.
fr. Bruno Cadoré, OP
Master of the Order of Preachers