.- Concluding their plenary assembly last Friday, Ecuador's bishops encouraged priests in the country to reflect the face of Christ to the world.
The bishops also “underscored the urgency of caring for the family, young people, the poor and the laity. They called for priests to experience a permanent conversion and show greater concern for the concrete needs of their ministry, so they might reflect the face of our Lord Jesus Christ and his way of life.”
The assembly was also attended by Bishop Ruben Salazar, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, and Archbishop Ubaldo Santana, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela.
During the assembly, the bishops discussed future “expectations” for the Church, as well as for the faithful as the country's bicentennial approaches.