Denver Newsroom, Sep 1, 2022 / 09:00 am
The bishop of Fontibón, Colombia, Juan Vicente Córdoba, said that those who decided to close the chapel located inside the El Dorado International Airport “have to give an account to God” and lamented that the closure took place despite the fact that there was an agreement until the year 2037.
Fontibón is a suburb of Bogotá where the airport is located.
OPAIN, the private company that manages Colombia’s main airport, announced on Aug. 26 the closure of the Catholic chapel and its conversion into a “space for neutral reflection” for all religions.
“There was no dialogue. The contract says until 2037, but they, as they operate independently, can rescind it, but they could have let it stand,” the bishop said in an Aug. 29 video posted on the diocesan website.