Asian Bishops urged to aid families face modern threats
Dec. 2, 2016
The assembly began with the bishops listening to Pope Francis’ special envoy urging them to have a bold vision to transform families facing innumerable problems of modern society. “Our challenge is to confer on the families the required faith dynamism,” said Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi, in his homily, adding that the bishops ought to have a clear vision to transform the families so that they can engage in the mission of mercy.
Read more here: https://goo.gl/FK2Hkv
Sri Lankan premier seeks bishops’ support in reconciliation mission
The Sri Lankan premier has applauded the Bishops for choosing family as the topic of their deliberations. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressed the opening session of the plenary assembly : https://goo.gl/mdN3Vk
“I very much appreciate the work accomplished by the Catholic Church on behalf of the poor in Sri Lanka. The Church has also helped promote social and religious life of people” – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena; read about his appreciation of the Church’s work here : https://goo.gl/1pkhyb
The plenary assembly is currently underway in Sri Lanka’s “Little Rome” – Negombo, 40 kilometers north of Colombo.
Read this space for more information on the assembly in the coming days.
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