Elian's Grandmothers on Their Way to Miami
Noon Monday, January 24, 2000, NEW YORK CITY -- Elian Gonzalezs grandmothers have just left their New York City (Manhattan) hosts residence for the airport, where they will board a plane for Miami.
"The grandmothers are going to Miami because they want to see their grandson," said the Rev. Randy Naylor, Director of Communication for the National Council of Churches (NCC), which is facilitating the grandmothers visit to the United States.
The traveling group includes: Mariela Quintana, Elians paternal grandmother; Raquel Rodriguez, Elians maternal grandmother; the Rev. Dr. Robert W. Edgar, NCC General Secretary; the Rev. Oscar Bolioli, Director, Latin America and Caribbean Department, NCC/Church World Service and Witness Unit; the Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, the NCCs former General Secretary (retired from that post as of December 31, 1999); the Rev. Naylor, and the Very Rev. Oden Marichal, President, Cuban Council of Churches.
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