Denver Newsroom, Aug 30, 2022 / 08:00 am
The bishop of Fontibón, Juan Vicente Córdoba, decried that at the request of the Secretariat of Government of the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá, Colombia, the Catholic chapel located in El Dorado International Airport was dismantled this week, sparking intense controversy.
Fontibón is the Bogotá suburb where the airport is located.
The El Dorado airport announced Aug. 26 on social media that the space used as a Catholic chapel will be modified in the coming days and adapted “as a space for worship and neutral reflection. Where all religions will be welcome.”
In a letter sent to the clergy, Córboba explained that on April 11, the legal affairs office of OPAIN (a private company that manages the El Dorado airport by grant of the civil aviation administration) left “a written notification that by decision of the board of directors we were asked to hand over the premises.”