Cochabamba (Agenzia Fides) - The meeting of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in America and the Caribbean was also held in virtual form due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but nevertheless it allowed direct contact between the national Directions working in different countries, so as to update their work plan and have a common experience of communion and reflection in the current context.
As the PMS of Bolivia inform, the meeting was held on November 28, and Carla Delgado, collaborator of the PMS in the Archdiocese of Cochabamba, expressed her joy for participating in this virtual space: "In this space, the animation materials intended for the Society of the Holy Childhood and the Society of the Propagation of the Faith were shared. Nicaragua was responsible for sharing the training material and commenting on the reality in the country. We were therefore able to understand it better".
This material is at the disposal of the National Directions of the PMS in the countries of America and the Caribbean, and in Bolivia of the 18 ecclesiastical circumscriptions.
Everyone will be able to adapt it to the reality in which they find themselves.
Particular attention was paid to promoting work with sick and elderly missionaries, who belong to the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith: "we are encouraged to work with this group of missionaries, who despite being vulnerable, can still play a very important role in the history of the evangelization of our peoples", explains Carla Delgado. Another challenge taken into consideration was that of the promotion of the School of Missionary Animation in order to prepare animators of the infant and adolescent age range of the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood. "By working with young people, there is a space we must reach, especially in this context of the pandemic", concludes Carla Delgado. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 5/12/2020)