|Prime Minister Freundel Stuart welcoming Archbishop Nicola Girasoli to Ilaro Court. (C. Pitt/BGIS)|
His Excellency Archbishop Nicola Girasoli, the new Apostolic Nuncio to this region, has pledged to solidify the Roman Catholic Church’s, of Bridgetown and Kingstown, ??role in the spiritual and educational upliftment of all Barbadians.
He signaled the Church’s intention to work more closely with government in this regard, during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at Ilaro Court’ yesterday.
During the call, Archbishop Girasoli, accompanied by Monsignor Vincent Blackett, and Roman Catholic Bishop, Jason Gordon, discussed a range of issues including the role of Roman Catholicism in the island’s spiritual development.
In turn, the Prime Minister alluded to the Roman Catholic Church’s long association in the region and described the religion as "one of the stabilising influences in the society".