Hispanic Catholics gather in April for regional V Encuentro

ALEXANDRIA - Over 200 spirit-filled people gathered in Alexandria on April 13 and 14 for the regional V Encuentro (Fifth Encounter), an initiative of the U.S. bishops, calling Catholic leaders to “listen with profound attention to the needs, challenges, and aspirations that the growing Hispanic/Latino population faces in daily life.” The April gathering included people from the U.S. Church’s region 8 which covers Minnesota and North and South Dakota. It was the next step in the process following the New Ulm diocesan V Encuentro last September and a precursor to the national V Encuentro planned for September 2018 in Grapevine. Texas.
April/May 2018 Prairie Catholic