AMERICA/ECUADOR - The Pope's visit "will mark a before and after with regards to the situation in the country"

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Quito (Agenzia Fides) - "It is a very delicate moment for our country, but I have no doubt that the Pope's message will be orientated to give light to find a way out, to find peace and tranquility. This visit, perhaps, will mark a before and after with regards to the situation in the country". This is what a Catholic entrepreneur said, who today, July 7, will participate in the Meeting of Pope Francis with civil Society, in the Church of San Francisco in Quito.
Father Marco Antonio Acosta, secretary of the Commission for Culture of the Episcopal Conference of Ecuador, who is one of the organizers of the meeting, explained that "it will be a meeting with a 'smaller' (chiquito) Ecuador" to express the idea that the whole country will be represented in some way by the various delegates. In fact, all social sectors will be present: trade unions, journalists, professors, politicians and workers.
Although the list of about 500 guests has not been published, it is known that the meeting will begin with the words of Mgr. Luis Cabrera, President of the Commission for the Laity of the Episcopal Conference, then it will be the turn of an entrepreneur, a craftsman and an indigenous woman, representing the ethnic groups of Ecuador. Other indigenous representatives have expressed the will to tell the Holy Father to always defend the most abandoned ethnic groups and victims of business of large multinational companies that destroy nature and do not respect the rights of Andean people. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 07/07/2015)