Vatican City, Nov 15, 2013 / 07:36 am
Numerous clergy and lay people from across the world will gather together at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to discuss common concerns, and to help forge stronger bonds between continents.
"We go as pilgrims to pray with existence, as Pope Francis says. Pray to Our Lady with existence, Our Lady who is the alliance of life between people and who listens to her pilgrims," said Prof. Guzman Carriquiry in a Nov. 11 interview with CNA.
Carriquiry is the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, and is in charge of the organization of the meetings that will be taking place during the gathering.
The pilgrimage, entitled "Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the New Evangelization," will begin with a video message from Pope Francis on Nov. 16th and will last until Nov. 19th, allowing time for both prayer and discussion of current issues within the Americas.