- Feb 24, 2020
Although Pope Francis hasn’t committed to a trip to Colombia until the peace process is complete, Cardinal Rubén Salazar Gómez of Bogotà said in an interview on Friday the pontiff is “for sure” coming in 2017, and he hopes during the first half of the year.
Maybe hope is to be found in a prayerful unity that re-proposes the joy of the Gospel, as Pope Francis would put it, in countercultural living as a continental Christian community. That doesn’t require more meetings for discussion, but prayer and action – in that order — now.
Move around any Latin American city, and you’ll find soaring historic Catholic cathedrals as well as ubiquitous storefront Protestant churches with names such as “The Church of Divine Prophecy” or “The Arc of Jesus Christ Savior.” In reality, however, belonging to a majority hardly renders Latin America’s Christians invulnerable to harm.