CV puts down roots in the Caribbean
The Dominican Republic has become the 22nd country to form a Catholic Voices group and receive training from the UK coordinators. Austen Ivereigh last weekend led a two-day formation in the capital of the Spanish-speaking island, Santo Domingo, for a 16-strong team led by Zaida Ariza.
Among the topics treated in as-live TV and radio interviews was gay marriage and the place of the Church in Dominican public life.
Dr Ivereigh was interviewed on leading TV programs — 'El Despertador', 'Mariasela Alvarez' and 'Roberto Cavada' — as well as in Sunday’s Listin Diario, the country’s leading newspaper. On Monday night he spoke at the Pontifical Catholic University on the keys to Pope Francis’s reforms.
The CV-DR team is now beginning a period of formation, and will soon choose a logo and create a website.
The Dominican Republic is the second Caribbean island to form a CV group, after Trinidad and Tobago.