UNESCO Withdrawal Not Expected to Affect Missions’ World Heritage Status; News Radio 1200 WOAI

USA – San Antonio Missions

Designation as Texas’ first World Heritage Site has been a major boost to tourism.

The City of San Antonio and the Archdiocese agree that the status of the Spanish Colonial Missions as United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization designated World Heritage Sites is not expected to be affected by the decision of the Trump administration to withdraw the U.S. from UNESCO, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

“All of the members of our committee who worked so hard on the designation are concerned that the United States is pulling out, we don’t want them to,” said Fr. David Garcia, who is the Archdiocesan Director of the Missions, which are still working Catholic parishes.


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