Havana (Agenzia Fides) – To have a vision of the Cuban reality, and proceed in the name of "synodality" with the sister Churches of the South and Central America, elaborating the guidelines of pastoral action that will guide the life of the Church on the island: it is with this approach that the Episcopal Conference of Cuba held the extraordinary Assembly in Havana from May 28 to 30. As reported to Agenzia Fides, it was a meeting of study, reflection and work of pastoral organization, characterized by "collegiality".
An initial study session led by the President of the Conference Mgr. Emilio Aranguren Echeverría, Bishop of Holguín, focused on what to live collegiality and synodality means, illustrating and commenting the text published by the International Theological Commission "Synodality in the life and mission of the Church".
During a moment of sharing and reflection, all the participants were then able to evaluate what happens in the local Churches of neighboring countries, with whom one shares the pastoral action: Mexico, where priests have been murdered; Nicaragua, where the Episcopal Conference presides the "Table of Dialogue"; Venezuela, where the voice of the Church continues to call for honest elections; Chile, which lives a close contact with the Pope; Panama, which prepares the WYD...
The Bishops emphasized the contribution of all dioceses in the charitable, welfare, educational field and the work carried out in the dioceses through religious congregations, ecclesial centers, Caritas, ecclesial associations, emphasizing the spirit of "walking together" to proclaim the Gospel of Christ to the world. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 12/06/2018)