Latin American Council of Churches Committed to Regional Unity
HAVANA, Cuba, May 26 (acn) The president of the Latin American Council of Churches, Bishop Julio Murray said that churches and ecumenical organizations that participated in the 6th Assembly of the Council came out of the forum with a firm commitment to keep working for the reconciliation and unity of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Bishop Murray said that the sessions of the Conference were marked by success and challenges, and he explained about important remarks by participants to keep boosting ecumenism, which was at the center of the forum.
The 6th Conference of the regional organization was closed Saturday at the Havana Libre Hotel, in the Cuban capital after five days of sessions.
The religious leader told the Cuban News Agency about the difficulties inflicted on Cuba by the US economic blockade, and he noted that such hurdles became an opportunity to show the faith and solidarity of the nations, which nobody can no longer stop.
During the Assembly, participants addressed social, political, economic and ecclesiastical challenges, said the Bishop, who described Cuba as a very creative venue for the forum.
Meanwhile, the Emeritus Bishop of Argentinean Methodist Church, Federico Pagura, said having picked Cuba as the venue of the Assembly was a very a very good decision. “We are living a crucial moment for Latin America and this beautiful country has met a very significant transforming mission,” he noted.
Pagura said that the Assembly was a response to Washington, which tried to thwart its celebration and block free relations between Cuba and the rest of the world. “We are very pleased to have met here and this allowed us to observe and value all positive aspects of this island of Emeralds,” Pagura pointed out.
The forum met intensive sessions, in which participants addressed issues concerning a future, which is being threatened by a crisis of civilization and therefore, the answer must be an alternative of hope for this region at the service of humanity, he said.
On Sunday, delegates and guests to the Assembly toured different churches to offer their testimonies of the ecumenical meeting.
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