La Paz (Fides Service) - Pope Benedict XVI’s Message for World Day of Peace 2007 was the subject of a New Year Message addressed by the Catholic Bishops of Bolivia to all Bolivians. The Message was signed by the Bishops’ Conference secretary Bishop Jesús Juárez of the diocese of El Alto.
“The occasion and the theme proposed by the Pope could not be more opportune for our people who face concerning threats of conflict and division stemming from different visions and encouraged by political and economic interests contrary to the necessary and priority common good”.
The Bishops recall that the Holy Father places the human person, human dignity and fundamental human rights at the centre of the quest for peace and unity. There can be no peace without respect for the rights of each human person he recalls. The Bishops affirm that Holy Father wants "everyone to be concerned for
The Bishops conclude with best wishes for the new year for families and communities encouraging people to persevere and forge the future despite economic limits. They call on all people of good will to work tirelessly to promote peace and to defend the human person and the inalienable rights. (RG) (Agenzia Fides 8/1/2007 - righe 31, parole 422)