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Pope encourages Latin American bishops' efforts to reach out to African American residents

Catholic World News - July 19, 2012

In a message to a meeting of Latin American bishops on pastoral care for African Americans, Pope Benedict XVI has encouraged a drive “to examine the cultural values, history and traditions of African Americans, with a view to improving the Church's ability to present Jesus Christ as the authentic response to the most profound questions of mankind.”

The meeting, sponsored by the Latin American bishops’ conference CELAM, is being held in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The participants are hoping to bring new dynamism the Church’s efforts to evangelize African-American residents of their nations, and to help those who are struggling with poverty and marginalization.

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