Eastern Churches: Rome, from today to June 23 the plenary of the Roaco

Eastern Churches: Rome, from today to June 23 the plenary of the Roaco
Eastern Churches: Rome, from today to June 23 the plenary of the Roaco

The 94th Plenary Assembly of Roaco begins today, at 4 pm, with the Steering Committee, which will take place in the presence of the Casa Bonus Pastor. Tomorrow, at 8.30 – informs the Congregation for the Oriental Churches – card. Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches and president of Roaco, will preside over the inaugural Eucharistic celebration during which all benefactors living and deceased will also be prayed, “entrusting to the Lord and to the intercession of the All Holy Mother of God the development of the scheduled sessions and in particular the countries of competence that continue to suffer the consequences of violence, social and political instability aggravated by the persistence of the pandemic ”.
In the first session we will focus on the situation in the Holy Land, through the contributions of the Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Latins, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, of the custodian and guardian of Mount Sion Francesco Patton of the vice-chancellor of Bethlehem University, Peter Bray. Information on the 2020 Pro Terra Sancta Collection will also be shared. In tomorrow’s afternoon session – reads the note – the gaze will shift to Ethiopia, Armenia and Georgia, thanks to the presence and reports of their respective nuncios apostolic, Msgr. Antoine Camilleri and Msgr. José Avelino Bettencourt. Finally, on the morning of Wednesday 23, the reflection on the situation of the entire Middle East, through the interventions of the Secretary for Relations with States, Mgr. Richard Gallagher and the papal representatives in Syria, card. Mario Zenari, Lebanon, Msgr. Joseph Spiteri, and Iraq, Msgr. Mitja Leskovar. In addition to the speakers, the representatives of the Catholic agencies that do it will participate in the plenary
part of the Roaco, the officials of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and the representatives of the section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State and of some interested departments.


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