Being 80 is a milestone in any life. Your ministry has thus far been remarkable for Christian doctrine and the Catholic church. Thank you for your efforts to heal the divisions within our Christian institutions and the rumblings of dissension within the Catholic church. We must work toward a positive and constructive unity of Christian belief. The development of a shared view of Christian history and theology is essential for continuing the message Jesus Christ gave to us.
May the warmth of your ministry continue to be an inspiration.