Brazil Conference Conclusion: Evangelize

APARECIDA, Brazil, MAY 31, 2007 ( Latin American bishops’ conferences now face the task of fulfilling the mission entrusted to them by the 5th General Conference of the Episcopate of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Archbishop Orani João Tempesta, of Belem, Brazil, the spokesman for the conference, which ends today, announced Tuesday that many details of the so-called continental mission are yet to be concretized.

But, he said, what is certain is that the bishops’ conferences will focus on evangelization, including efforts ranging from visiting homes to strengthening the Catholic presence in the media.

Archbishop Tempesta explained that the bishops’ conference will provide more details about the missionary initiatives in the coming weeks.

The final document of the general conference is nearing completion after a series of votes and amendments to the original drafts.