I was doing my morning exercises when the phone rang. It was just after 9:00 AM, so I thought it was the parish secretary who starts work at that time. To my surprise it was Archbishop Sergio. He called to let me know that he was sending the final paperwork to Rome after having received the letters granting exclaustration that I mentioned in another post.
This was excellent news. It means the end of the process is not as far off as I had imagined. It turned out to be the best Christmas present I could have received.