Catholics and Evangelicals to Team Up on Aid

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BUENOS AIRES, AUG. 1, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Evangelical and Catholic leaders in Argentina have proposed to link some of their services to better help the needy.



The executive commission of the Argentine bishops´ conference and the National Christian Evangelical Council met here to analyze the nation´s situation.

In a statement today, leaders of the two confessions appealed to Argentine Christians to engage in "confident and persevering prayer and firm and sacrificial commitment for the good of our country."

They emphasized "the urgency to be agents of unity" among all entities that make up the social fabric and, given "the great poverty caused by the lack of work," proposed joint services so that "bread and medications will not be lacking in any home."