Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB, 16 priests, a priest-in-training and a brother of the Diocese travelled to the northwestern community of Santa Rosa for their first visit there as part of the 200th anniversary observance of the Santa Rosa Catholic mission. Earlier this year, on April 1, Catholics in Santa Rosa and throughout the country celebrated the bicentenary of the establishment of the Catholic Church in that region.
Catholic Standard reported that the aim of the “historic meeting” on the warm, bright morning of Monday, November 5 was discussion on issues pertaining to the mission and ministry of the Church in Guyana.
The diocesan weekly said that the leaders of the local Church discussed the safety and protection of children as well. “Also on the agenda is how would the Church and its leadership help its membership understand the new reality of the emerging oil and gas sector and what can be put in place to respond to the impact of wealth and prosperity and its problematics in contrast to the values of the Gospel.”
Additionally, an update was given on local and other preparation for next year’s Rome meeting of bishops from the Amazon countries which Bishop Alleyne will attend.