Oscar Andre Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras headlined a gathering of about 325 international Catholic leaders at Xavier in July for a conference on evangelization and diversity.
The archbishop of Tegucigalpa, who’s been mentioned as a possible papal candidate, challenged everyone to be “builders of a new society” based on the value of our global differences rather than our individualities. “The spirit of the Lord doesn’t understand racism or know one way of thinking or life,” he said. “It manifests itself in all cultures. Evangelizing of the spirit shows a deep respect for the cultures of all people.”