AFRICA/MADAGASCAR - “A Pope who will work for peace and the implementation of Vatican II” Cardinal Razafindratandra Archbishop of Antananarivo in Madagascar told Fides

Saturday, 23 April 2005

Rome (Fides Service)- “A Pope who will work for peace and security for all” His Eminence Cardinal Armand Gaétan Razafindratandra, Archbishop of Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar, told Fides, commenting the election of Benedict XVI .
“The new Pontiff, as he has said himself, will act in continuity with his predecessor Pope John Paul II” the Cardinal said. “That is, he will continue along the path of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, the implementation of Vatican II, the search for peace and security for all. The latter is particularly dear to the hearts of Africans, victims of decades of war for which the international community finds it hard to provide suitable solutions” the Cardinal archbishop of Antananarivo concluded. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 23/4/2005 righe 14 parole144)