Posted On 30 Apr 2015
President Rafael Correa issued Wednesday Executive Order 633, in which the Pope’s visit is declared as of national interest.
The creation of a National Committee was also mentioned, during the stay of the Pontiff in the country, on 6, 7 and 8 July. The same will be chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to coordinate and execute the pending preparations for the Pope’s visit.
The same decree provides that public administration and institutions “request to Decentralized Autonomous Governments in the framework of their powers targeting actions to assist in the effective realization of this event,” considered international.
Correa announced that the agenda of Pope Francis in Ecuador will be announced in mid-May.