Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 15, 2017 / 12:07 pm
Pope Francis' representative to the United States encouraged the nation's bishops this week to promote solidarity and listen to those on the margins of society.
"Despite the various advances in technology and social communications, it seems that the mission of evangelization is stifled because often we only speak with those with whom we agree and do not listen enough to those at the margins of the Church and of society," Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, told a gathering of the U.S. bishops on Wednesday.
True solidarity, he said, "demands recognizing the common, inherent human dignity of each person" like welcoming the migrant "fleeing persecution or 'certain death,' as is the case with so many migrants."
The nuncio welcomed the bishops at their annual spring general assembly, held in Indianapolis on June 14-15.