As far as I am concerned, to
go onto the Internet is first of all like a dream. It is the
dream of a child who walks along a sand beach and looks at the
ocean. He feels lonely and weak in front of the vastness of the
ocean. And suddenly the wish to start a dialogue with all the
people of the world who live on other shores, grows on him.
To go onto the Internet is
also a venture. It is a magnificent venture which offers itself
to me. I take the risk to let myself be welcomed by all women
and men, whose face I do not know.
Partenia calls to mind far away lands, yet unknown.
Partenia is a place of freedom where we can meet one another
and speak to each other as if we were on the market place. Today
is the 13th January 1996. It is the 1st anniversary of my nomination
as Bishop of Partenia : the dream can become true.