Mexico City - "Let us make our own the suffering of the country that continues to suffer violence, insecurity, poverty, inequality, political uncertainty, environmental degradation and social inequality", declared the bishops of the Mexican Bishops' Conference at the end of CVII Plenary Assembly.
The 130 Bishops gathered between April 29 and May 3, and said they were "encouraged by the hope of an integral change based on faith, family and education with human and Christian values. Inspired by our Global Pastoral Project 2031 + 2033, which we are progressively starting, we focused our attention on four main themes such as youth, the protection of minors, formation of the clergy and migrants".
In the note sent to Fides the episcopate claims to want to offer young people "accompaniment and total closeness, in addition to the spaces necessary for them to be protagonists of the rejuvenation of society and the Church. Moreover - they add - aware of the injustice committed against them within different family and social environments we will continue to ask for forgiveness. We have launched strict measures to prevent any abuse and protect them, measures that we will continue to update".
On the continuous caravans of migrants the bishops confirmed their will to be a "Samaritan Church, concerned to alleviate as much as possible the pain of migrants, pending a migration policy without ambiguity or naivety, in full respect for human rights".
"In light of these challenges - they conclude - we invite all the people of God to share their lives with those who suffer, so that our country recognizes Christ as a visible expression of the love of God the Father. >>