Convocation to a pilgrimage for life, respect, security and peace in Ocosingo

"Our people are suffering every day, every moment, the consequences of alcoholism. Therefore, our parish, our believers, have decided to speak out in favour of life, respect, peace and security"

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Ocosingo, Chiapas, July 5, 2014.

To society in general

SUBJECT: Invitation to pilgrimage.

To those present:

Please receive a cordial greeting from those of us who share our faith in the Word of God, in the Parish of San Jacinto de Polonia, Ocosingo, Chiapas.

As well as our greetings, we want to share our need for accompaniment on Saturday, July 19, on a pilgrimage, which will take place at the headquarters of our town of Ocosingo. The reason is to allow us to speak out, once again, against the increase in the sale, consumption and opening of establishments for alcohol and beer in our Municipality.

Our peoples suffer every day, every moment, the consequences of alcoholism. For this reason, our Parish, our believers, we have decided to speak out in favour of the life, respect, peace and security of those who are most vulnerable to the destructive power of alcohol.

The pilgrimage will start from three gathering points: at the Crucero de Santo Tomás (road to Altamirano – Tonina), Gasolinera San Jacinto (road to San Cristobal de Las Casas) and Mielera La Cañada (road to Palenque). The meeting time will be at 8:00 am, summer time. Brothers and sisters from the jungle communities and the municipal headquarters will participate. We will walk towards the Central Park, and in front of the parish church, we will make a Pronouncement and conclude the celebration of the Eucharist.

We look forward to your attendance and participation, as it is important for us to make known that we are working with life from our faith and courage, to face the social problems of our peoples. We ask, please, that you notify us of your attendance and participation.

May the Lord Jesus bless abundantly your work for the wellbeing of the weak, as well as that of your families

Communities of the Jungle

Sectors of the municipal headquarters

Parish of San Jacinto de Polonia

Ocosingo, Chiapas

Diocese of San Cristobal de Las

Casas, Chiapas

Translated by Dorset Chiapas Solidarity 12/07/2014

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