In many ways, 2020 was an exceptional year, especially in regard to the massive challenges and changes that have come as a result of the global pandemic. COVID-19 has reminded us all of our vulnerability, and also our shared humanity. In the face of this, we have found hope in God through faith in Jesus Christ. More than ever, we believe the Gospel speaks clearly to our deepest needs for love, peace and forgiveness. Therefore, we are more convinced than ever of our calling as the Church to live this message of hope wherever God calls us and to boldly share the Gospel of Jesus with others.