Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - CELAM members are visiting the Vatican departments this week to exchange viewpoints, and especially to present to them the 80 programs in which they are working on in Latin America, ranging from education to evangelization, from health care to human promotion.
Yesterday, 19 May, members of the Presidency were received by Pope Francis and, according to the note sent to Fides, they had the opportunity to express, in an open and fraternal dialogue, the concerns about what is happening in the social, political and economic field in many Latin American countries.
Colombian Cardinal, Ruben Salazar Gomez, Archbishop of Bogota, President of CELAM, stressed the Pope’s availability in discussing these issues. "It is always a very beautiful meeting with the Pope, for the Pope certainly has the charisma to discern what is the most important, the most fundamental, and this helps us a lot to discern our task", he said.
CELAM was created in 1955 and is a body of communion, reflection, collaboration and service as a sign and instrument of collegiality in communion with the universal Church and the Roman Pontiff. The current President was elected in 2015 and will remain in office until 2019. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 20/05/2016)