Thursday, 15 November 2012

Vatican2+50 Conference in Manila

The 3 day international conference on 'Vatican 2+50: A Cardijn Perspective' was attended by around 50 delegates from Australia, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

Fr. Bonnie Mendes, former YCW Chaplain from Pakistan and currently Member, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Fr. Prof. X. D. Selvaraj, a leading social activist and Atty Santiago, President of the Laity Council in Manila were the key speakers.

A book containing the 3 speeches of Cardijn at the Council titled 'Conscious and Responsible Action for Change' published by Cardijn Media was released at the beginning of the conference.

The conference unanimously resolved to promote the cause of canonization of Cardijn. A prayer seeking divine intervention was also formulated. A working group will start initiating various steps.

Following a series of events, activities and campaigns, the final conference in 2015 will be hosted by the CCI-India.

Conference Participants
Participants from India along with Stefan and son Robbie

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