On Saturday, January 28, 2023, His Eminence Cardenal Baltazar Porras took office as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Caracas

“Worship the Father in ‘Spirit and truth’” (Jn 4:23)

On Saturday, January 28, 2023, members of the Public Association of Faithful Betania Spirituality Movement attended the Cathedral of Caracas, to participate in the Eucharistic celebration, on the occasion of His Eminence Cardinal Baltazar Porras, taking office as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Caracas. Bishops from the different dioceses of Venezuela, dozens of priests, religious brothers and sisters, and lay men and women attended the event, in which the Cardinal asked for a national community of free men and women, in order to promote responsible, fair, supportive, fraternal and reconciled citizens.

New Rector at the Marian Diocesan Sanctuary of Mary Reconciler of Peoples, (Sanctuary of Betania)

On Sunday, January 29, 2023, the new Rector Reverend Father Antonio Alejandro Rivas Garcia, was welcomed at the Sanctuary of Betania, who expressed that a deep sense of gratitude flowed from his heart to God and his Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, for having looked upon him for the great responsibility of being a bridge between Heaven and Earth. He added: “The Sanctuary of Betania is not just a place to pray, but to reconcile with God and generate many conversions for the glory of God.”

Members of the Betania Choir intoned the song “Welcome”, to express their solidarity and desire to accompany Fr. Rivas in his new mission. They also said goodbye with immense affection and respect to the Reverend Father Jhonfer Camacho, who had been in charge of the sanctuary for nine years.