Denver Newsroom, Sep 7, 2022 / 07:00 am
A large group of people prayed the rosary inside the El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, asking that the Catholic chapel located there be reopened.
The recitation of the Marian prayer took place Sept. 3 in the area next to the former chapel in a joyful atmosphere with white and light blue Colombian flags.
On Aug. 26, OPAIN, the private company that manages the airport, announced the closure of the Catholic chapel and said that it would become a “space for neutral reflection” for all religions.
The airport administration explained that in the coming days the chapel will be made over into “a space for worship and neutral reflection.” The Diocese of Fontibón, which served the chapel, was forced to remove all signs, symbols, icons, liturgical elements — even the pews — and vacate the place.