- Jul 24, 2021
Didier Jackson had not planned on coming to Peru and, once in the country, did not intend on staying. He and his family, however, got stuck and are now trying to figure out where to go next.
As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across Latin America, the Catholic Church seems to be projecting a “seamless garment” approach to defending all lives, from the unborn to the sick and the migrant.
On Sunday, the Catholic Church in Latin America launched a consultation process that involves not only the hierarchy but also the laity, and Pope Francis reminded those taking part that “an elite illumined by one ideology or another” is not the Church.
After Wednesday’s chaos at the U.S. Capitol, several Catholic leaders from Latin America have expressed concern over the images they saw.
Although 2020 seemed to be a year in which time stood still, Latin America continued to be a region in turmoil.
Not only were many situations in Latin America not put on pause by COVID-19 during 2020, they were actually exacerbated by the virus.
Some participants of the Vatican-sponsored “Economy of Francis” are dismayed by the “co-optation” of the movement by some of the biggest names in international finance.
As Latin America enters the Christmas season, Church leaders are urging reconciliation and solidarity as the region suffers through the COVID-19 pandemic.