Churchmen call for peace in Guatemala dispute

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016. 10:54 a.m. CST

churchesBy Aaron Humes: The Belize Council of Churches says it supports Government’s program of diplomacy with relation to the Belize-Guatemala dispute and is calling for all involved to avoid unnecessary conflict.

That includes, according to president Reverend Roosevelt Papouloute, not supporting tomorrow’s planned trip to the Sarstoon by the Opposition People’s United Party.

The Council has set May 29 as a National Day of prayer for a peaceful resolution to the dispute.

According to Roman Catholic Auxiliary bishop Christopher Glancy, he has been in contact with the Archbishop of Guatemala City to build a stronger relationship and urge calm. Anglican Bishop Philip Wright and the Methodist church in the Caribbean and Americas are reaching out to their colleagues as well.

The BCC represents the traditional Christian denominations, particularly Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism and Methodism.

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One Response to Churchmen call for peace in Guatemala dispute

  1. Juanito Sagastume Reply

    May 20, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    The churches have no reason to take sides, taking sides makes no sense for the churches.We the churches MUST pray and ask Almighty God to intervene in these situations, we must unite in prayers , all churches must pray , not only the ones that take sides !!!
    We must remember that churches mission is to take souls to Heaven, not to Sarstoon !!!

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