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The trip began in Tegucigalpa and ended in Guatemala, but the convocation that gave the initial impulse was in El Salvador, from August 30 to September 2, in the Congress of Amerindia to celebrate the 50 years of the Conference of Medellín.

Honduras was a good start for those two and a half weeks and to fulfill the first objective: to visit Monsignor François Lapierre, former world advisor to the IMCS, bishop emeritus of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, has been living and working for several months in a formation and spirituality centre run by the Catholic University of Honduras. This centre is called Tabor, 17 kms from Tegucigalpa, at a good height; there François has found a beautiful space to continue being a missionary, available for those who ask him for any service, listening to and accompanying many and varied stories of life and faith.

The national movements of Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, as well as a guest from Argentina, met to review our commitments as professionals in the continent; the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Bolivia, Ecuador and Guatemala could not participate.

In continuity with the guidelines of the Lima 2015 meeting, guided by our methodology of revision of life, attentive to the present situation of our peoples and enlightened by the encyclical Laudato Sí, we assume the new challenges that we want to transmit through this document.

"Yes, I am going to create a new heaven and a new earth. [...] The wolf and the lamb will graze together, the lion will eat straw like the ox and the serpent will feed on dust: No harm or ravages will be done in all my holy mountain, says the Lord". (Is. 65, 17a. 25)