Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga
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Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga (1 January 1934 – 15 November 2020) was an Ecuadorian prelate of the Catholic Church who was the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Quito.
- What is my testimony, as a good Catholic? To see that, God chose a Latin American brother to look after His Church. The same Latin America that follows the Lord devoutly and now fixes its eyes on Europe, as once Europe reached out to the Americas. So we're not just proud of having a Latin American Pope: we're proud because we can say that Latin America is living more deeply the Catholic faith.
- We pastors encourage the faithful to discover all the beauty that receiving the sacrament of matrimony means. We're not going to find the strength for marriage in the media or on television, but in the grace of God which comes to us through the sacraments.