ARCHBISHOP Derek Worlock of Liverpool spent three days in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, which stands at an altitude of 11,000, this week.
It was his last stop-off on a three-week tour of Latin America, during which he met six priests from Liverpool Archdiocese who are working there under the diocesan missionary project, called Lamp, set up four years ago.
Archbishop Worlock is due to return to Liverpool today. He met Bishop David Sheppard, his Anglican counterpart, in Lima.
When he returned from South America, Dr Sheppard said, concerning the Argentine invasion of the Falklands: "Whatever one's feelings with regard to the lawlessness of that action, I could not fail to realise the strength of feeling of people of British descent and others, in Argentina and other parts of Latin America.
"They felt that Britain, as the more powerful nation, had reacted with unnecessary force."
The priests Archbishop Worlock visited were: Fr Patrick McCannon, who works in Peru; Fr Michael Youell, in Peru; Fr Scan O'Connor, in Quito, Ecuador; Fr Terence McSweeney, in Guayaquil, Ecuador; Fr John Devine, in Aparimac in the Peruvian mountains; Fr Bill Murphy, training in the Language Institute in Cochubamba, Bolivia for work in that country.