- Jul 11, 2020
Closing the XXIII annual meeting of Argentina’s Christian Association of Business Executives (ACDE), the country’s president called for the recovery of the “best capitalism” exemplified by the ACDE’s founder Enrique Shaw, who is being considered for sainthood.
Bishops in Argentina asked for “humility and unity” in the face of the country’s multiple crises, including the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, a risk of of defaulting on the national debt and growing polarization in society.
With the number of coronavirus victims growing throughout Latin America, life for the Catholic Church has also been affected.
A bishop and priests serving the shantytowns surrounding Buenos Aires, Argentina, warn of COVID-19 spreading through their densely populated communities and said an inadequate response from health authorities is causing people to turn to parishes.
Although Pope Francis hasn’t visited his homeland since his 2013 election, he often gives signs that his heart still belongs to the country of his birth. Recently, he sent hand-written letters to two charitable causes sponsored by the Jesuits, the religious order to which Francis belongs.