.- During morning Mass at the 5th General Conference of the Latin American Bishopsâ Conference in Aparecida, the president of the Bishopsâ Conference of Ecuador, Bishop Nestor Herrera, said evangelization âhas formed the Christian culture that identifies our people of Latin America and the Caribbean.â
âWe need to find new ways to make the faith and daily life consistent, in order to incarnate in believers the life that comes from Baptism,â Bishop Herrera said.
âWe cannot hide our peoplesâ lack of education in the faith,â he continued. âNow we need to provide concrete and clear guidance for the evangelization and ministry of our particular churches.â âThe words of Jesus comfort us: Have courage, I have overcome the world,â the bishop added.
He expressed hope that the example of those who first brought the gospel to the new world, the example of the saints, and of the Blessed Mother, would âencourage us in our pastoral ministry and fill us with enthusiasm for the new evangelization to which we are called.â