Rome, 14th of March, 2013
I write to you in my capacity as Superior General of the Institute of the Incarnate Word to congratulate you on your election as the Successor of Saint Peter.
I wish to express our total availability and obedience in the arduous task of the New Evangelization. At the same time, I wish to inform you that our missionaries – the majority of them fellow Argentines – who are spread out throughout the five continents pray for you and commend themselves to your prayers. In a particular way, those who give testimony of Christian charity in very difficult places, such as Gaza, Aleppo, Baghdad, and in the ex-USSR. Today, all of them unite their hearts to yours in Rome.
On a more personal level, I would like to mention that I am the nephew of Father Eduardo Peralta Ramos and the first cousin of Father Juan Luis Moyano Walker, both Jesuit priests and now deceased, and the nephew of José Peralta Ramos.
May Our Lady of Luján, Patroness of Argentina, intercede for you and make fruitful your Petrine Ministry in the service of the Universal Church.
Humbly requesting your blessing upon our small Institute, I remain
Devotedly yours in Christ,
Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE
To His Holiness Pope Francis
Vatican City, 00120