DAILY CATHOLIC     WEDNESDAY     May 19, 1999     vol. 10, no. 97

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CONGRESS ON PATERNITY IN CHRISTIAN FAMILY TO BE HELD IN ROME WHILE CHURCH MEETING IN MIDDLE EAST FOSTERS EVANGELIZATION

          Rome, 18 (NE) Paternity in the Christian family will be the theme of a congress organized by the Pontifical Council for the Family, a Vatican council presided by Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo. The meeting will be held June 3-5, and will take place within the frame of the activities in the last year of preparation for the Great Jubilee, dedicated to the reflection on God the Father. It will count with participants of different parts of the world. The congress will be inaugurated by Cardinal Lopez Trujillo and will be held under the motto "The Paternity of God and paternity in the family."

          Since May 9 in a neighboring town of Beirut, Lebanon, the first Congress of Patriarchs and Catholic Bishops of the East is taking place these days. According to Italian newspaper Avvenire, it is the first meeting in thirteen centuries that congregates the Catholic family of the Middle East and Northern Africa. The congress has gathered more than 200 participants belonging to the several Catholic rites: Maronite, Melchite, Armenian, Caledonian, Syrian, Coptic and Latin.

          "This congress takes us back to the times in which the shepherds of the Church met in this part of the world, a center of Christianity, to discuss about ecclesial, dogmatic and disciplinary topics. Who could ignore the councils of Jerusalem, Antioch, Nice, Ephesus, Chalcedon and Constantinople?" reminded Patriarch Sfeir upon inaugurating the congress.

          The Bishop of Aleppo, Antoine Audo, has pointed out in declarations to "Avvenire" the necessity of returning to the roots for an effective proclamation of the Gospel. Also, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, affirmed that the Church in this region wants above all to ask itself on the role, the duties and the contribution that it can give in these times. In fact, along the meeting, one of the points of reflection is actually the role of the Church in the Middle East in the evangelization towards the third millennium.


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May 19, 1999       volume 10, no. 97
NEWS & VIEWS

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