Auxiliary Bishop Romulo Emiliani of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, announced this week that the Episcopal conferences of Central America will initiate a plan to help rehabilitate more than 100,000 young people involved in gangs.
According to Bishop Emiliani, the plan was adopted last week at the meeting of the bishops’ conferences in Costa Rica.
He said that Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala are the countries most affected by gangs. In recent years, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama have begun to face similar problems.
The plan includes coordination of resources, print material, specialists in the field and the construction of rehabilitation centers among the different countries.
An estimated 100,000 young people in the region are involved with gangs.