To be a lively Church, faithful and credible, which is nourished from the Word of God and the Eucharist.
To live our being Christians with joy and conviction as disciples-missionaries of Jesus Christ.
To form lively communities that nourish the faith and encourage missionary action.
To value the diverse ecclesial organizations in a spirit of communion.
To promote a mature laity, steward in the mission of announcing and making visible the Kingdom of God.
To impel the active participation of women in society and in the Church.
To maintain our preferential and evangelical option for the poor with a renewed effort.
To accompany the youth in their formation and search for identity, vocation and mission, renewing our option for them.
To work with all the people of good will in the building of the Kingdom.
To strengthen with audacity Family and Respect Life Ministries.
To value and respect our Indigenous and Afro-American peoples.
To advance in the ecumenical dialogue "so that all may be one", as well as in the inter-religious dialogue.
To make of this continent a model of reconciliation, justice and peace.
To be stewards of creation, home of all, in fidelity to the project of God.
To collaborate in the integration of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.
May this Continent of hope also become the Continent of love, life and peace!
Aparecida - Brazil, May 29, 2007
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