Monsignor Carlos López has said goodbye this Sunday from his position as bishop of the Diocese of Salamanca after 18 years of episcopate. He did so at the Thanksgiving Eucharist, which was celebrated at 5 pm in the New Cathedral. The event was attended by the Chairman of the Board, Alfonso Fernández Manueco, and members of the Municipal Corporation.
The Eucharist was concelebrated together with the diocesan clergy, and the entire diocesan community has also been invited to participate, with free admission until full capacity is reached. In his homily, the bishop showed “With a feeling similar to the one we experienced for the first time on March 2, 2003”, date on which he took possession.
He made reference to five aspects in his thanksgiving: “People follow one another, the mission itself continues”; “The word became flesh and dwelt among us”; “The wisdom of the cross”, “blessed in Christ we give thanks to God”; and “beneficiary and witness of your faith and love.”
Despite the fact that this was the date that Carlos López said goodbye to his community, He will not stop being a pastor until January 9. That day the new prelate will take office, Monsignor José Luis Retana, until now bishop of Plasencia, and who will also assume the position of bishop of the Diocese of Ciudad Rodrigo, reports Ical.