Six Latin American countries have opened a new Jesuit mission route leading through Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile.
Argentine minister for tourism, Gustavo Santos, opened the route at a ceremony in the ruins of the Jesuit mission at San Ignacio Miní in north-western Argentina. He said that he hoped the route will be of interest to all you wish to enjoy his country’s cultural heritage, not merely pilgrims. The route also caters for the growing demand for religious tours in and around Argentina, the birth place of Pope Francis – who himself joined the Jesuit order in 1958.
The San Ignacio Miní mission was founded in the 17th century by Jesuits.