Buenos Aires–Poor Community

buenos Aires Villa

The chapel near the soccer pitch is part church, part community center and serves Villa 31, one of the more than 500 shanties surrounding the Argentine capital, places the authorities are often absent and drug dealing is rife. Christ the Worker Parish has six chapels in Villa 31 and adjacent areas.

It’s an example of the outreach to outcasts and the poor employed by Pope Francis during his 15 years as archbishop of Buenos Aires, where he wanted the church brought closer to the people and sent seminarians and priests to serve them. READ FULL ARTICLE AT THIS LINK:

In Buenos Aires slum, church counters drugs, evangelicals | vassallomalta

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7 thoughts on “Buenos Aires–Poor Community

  1. Dear Bob : Did you realize that you put a Favela(from Rio de janeiro,Brazil) Picture instead of a picture of a Buenos Aires Villa?
    there’s poor neighborhoods or “villas”
    in Argentina but they don’t look like a favela . Favelas and villas are two different things from different countries with a different culture
    and Different crime/social Rates.

    Cheers

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