Pope Francis sent a letter to Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez with birthday wishes and assurance of his prayers.
Theology and the poor
In the letter dated 28 May, Pope Francis underscored the "theological service" of Fr. Gutirrez and his "preferential love for the poor and the discarded of society". The Pope assured him of his personal prayer in "this very significant moment" of his life.
Joy of the Gospel
The Pope also thanked Father Gutierrez for his "hard work" and his way of "questioning the conscience of each one, so that no one remains indifferent to the drama of poverty and exclusion".