At the invitation of the Department of Vocations and Ministries of the Latin American Episcopal Council, GCCM participated in the Pre-Congress of Laity in the Bolivarian Region, held between 8 and 10 August in Lima, Peru, to deepen the Letter from Pope Francis to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.
Participants in the Pre-Congress of Laity Bolivarian Region
During the three days the Theological Dimension of the Laity was dealt with by Father Ignacio Madera, Poor Church for the Poor by Dr. Aníbal Torres, Trinitarian Anthropology by Dr. Lucas Cerviño, The Social Dimension of Evangelization and the Presence of Laity in the Church and in society by Dr. Susana Nuin, Lay People and Politics by Dr. Emilce Cuda, REPAM and the commitment of the laity by Dr. María Rosa Lorbes and the laity and the economy . In addition, the MCMC shared its innovative ministry, such as the Laudato Si ‘Commitment , which was accepted by delegates from participating countries.
National Council of Laity of Venezuela
President of the Council of Laity of Colombia
Secretary of the Episcopal Commission of the Laity of the Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference
Executive Secretary of the Espicopal Commission: Church in Dialogue with the Society of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference
Bolivian Council of Laity
National Council of the Laity of Brazil
This fact constitutes a first step of the Laity of all Latin America for a joint work in the care of the creation of God, which is increasingly threatened in this region where the Church is alive, with a laity strongly committed to Evangelization Of its continent. We hope that this will be a great incentive for the local Churches in the care of the common house.