|AEC president: Challenge laws that discriminate against persons - May 13|
|2012 - Caribbean Church News|
|Saturday, 12 May 2012 21:47|
Archbishop Patrick Pinder of Nassau, Bahamas (IN PHOTO) has highlighted “the Catholic social tradition which urges us to challenge laws which discriminate against persons for whatever reason including sexual orientation” in his inaugural address as president of the Antilles Episcopal Conference at its 56th annual meeting in Georgetown, Guyana, April 22-27. He also urged his fellow bishops to refine their skills at inviting people to inform their consciousness as to the issues at stake in the “in a way that does not attract criticism, even ridicule and claims of being biased or divisive.”
"Easter is the time where the Church invites us to ponder what it means to say and to believe that Christ is risen from the dead", affirmed Archbishop Pinder.
Archbishop Pinder welcomed the Apostolic Nuncio and the new bishops of the Conference. He also thanked Archbishops Donald Reece and Edward Gilbert who had served the AEC and are now retired. He also thanked Archbishop Robert Rivas and Bishop Gabriel Malzaire for their pastoral leadership of the diocese of Bridgetown and Kingstown and St John Basseterre respectively.
In closing he thanked Bishop Francis Alleyne of Georgetown, Guyana, the generous host of the 2012 AEC Annual Plenary Meeting.________________________________________________________________________________________ **DISCLAIMER**: User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Camsel/Catholic News or its staff. Camsel/Catholic News accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments. Please help us keep our site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option. Camsel/Catholic News reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed. Before posting, please refer to the Comments Policy under Resources