Some days ago, we reported the naming of Man of the Year in Sweden by the “Fokus” magazine of our brother Cardinal Arborelius. Today arrived the news –which we happily share with you– of the naming of Monsignor Silvio Báez, a Discalced Carmelite, as the Nicaraguan Man of the Year by the “La Prensa” daily.
As can be seen in the link below, which reports the interview given by our brother, the “La Prensa” newspaper appreciates his commitment to democratic values and to liberty, which have earned him some disagreement with the regime that currently governs the country.
Monsignor Silvio, well prepared theologically and biblically, does not wish to enter –as he explicitly states– into political questions but to defend human values tied to the Gospel of Jesus. His simple and approachable spirit, his desire to give a voice to those who lack it are the values standing out in the speech granting him the prize.
A great communicator, Silvio Báez evangelizes also by means of the internet and has recently produced a pocket book titled #EvangelioDeHoy: Tuits de la Buena Nueva de Jesús de Nazaret, [Today’sGospel: Tweets about the Good News of Jesus of Nazareth] which gathers together evangelizing tweets taken from his personal Twitter account which has thousands of followers.