The pope asks the Church of Latin America to listen to the poorest

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Rome, Nov 21 (EFE). Pope Francis sent a message to the participants in the Ecclesial Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean that begins today, in which he asks “that they listen to each other” and also “listen to the cries of the poorest and most forgotten.”

The Ecclesial Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean will be held from until November 28 in Mexico City “with the desire to promote a Church in synodal exit, to revive the spirit of the V General Conference of the Episcopate of Aparecida, 2007,” he explained. the pope in his message.

Francisco invited them to reflect briefly on two words, so that they take them into account in a special way in this journey that they are doing together: listening and overflowing.

Regarding listening, the Argentine pontiff “I ask you to try to listen to each other and listen to the cries of our poorest and most forgotten brothers and sisters.”

While on the “overflow”, he invited them “to find ways to overcome that prevent differences from becoming divisions and polarizations.”

“In this process, I ask the Lord that your Assembly be an expression of the“ overflow ”of the creative love of his Spirit, which urges us to go out without fear to meet others, and which encourages the Church so that, through a process of pastoral conversion, be more and more evangelizing and missionary, “he said.

Some 1,000 assembly members, 200 bishops, 200 priests and deacons, 200 religious men and women, 400 laity and people who are in situations of exclusion will participate in the meeting, most of them virtually, while in person, at the headquarters of the Conference. Episcopal Mexicana, will be around 50 people.

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Before the meeting, “a listening process has been carried out, almost 70 thousand people have participated, 65% of whom are women” and “all the contributions have generated a synthesis that was put in the hands of the drafting committee of the document for the discernment, “reported the organizers.

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