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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 344

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From Conflict to Communion: CEC message on the occasion of historic Lund meeting

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 novembre 2016

pope francisToday a historic meeting takes place between Catholic and Lutheran leaders to mark the one year countdown to the 500th anniversary of the reformation. In Lund and Malmö (Sweden) Pope Francis of the Catholic Church will join Bishop Munib Younan and Rev. Dr Martin Junge, who represent the 145 churches of the Lutheran World Federation, at a service of common prayer at the Lund Cathedral. Decades of dialogue have led to this historic meeting, the first of its kind in history.On this occasion, CEC President Rt Rev. Christopher Hill KCVO, DD and CEC General Secretary Fr Heikki Huttunen have sent the following message:The Conference of European Churches, with a membership of Anglicans, Old Catholics, Protestant, and Orthodox churches knows within itself the historic divisions of the Reformation period. It also knows the God-given gift of reconciliation, which has transformed the configuration of the Churches in Europe from conflict towards communion. We therefore send greetings of the Conference on the historic celebration of the Catholic-Lutheran dialogue personified by the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the ancient university and cathedral of Lund. As we join our Lutheran and other Protestant brothers and sisters in this year of celebrating the Reformation, it is good to remember the original will and inspiration of Martin Luther to reform the Catholic Church from the inside. Today, we can recognise together the urgency and intention of this refomatory inspiration, and identify with it, thanks to the ecumenical pilgrimage of reconciliation which enables us to appreciate the different traditions we are coming from and which takes us from conflict to communion. The Lutheran World Federation has prepared a website for today’s events, including a live stream of the common prayer, which takes place at 14:30 CET. You may also wish to follow social media posts using the togetherinhope hashtag.

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40 years at the service of the communion of the bishops in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 18 novembre 2011

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Rome on Friday 25 November at 13 30 at Palazzo San Pio X – Via della Conciliazione 5A News Conference will take place – Rome. CCEE is celebrating its forty years of service of communion between the bishops in Europe with a seminar on Europe and the New Evangelisation, to be held in Rome on 22 November from 0900 to 1230 (Sala San Pio X – Palazzo San Pio X – Via della Conciliazione 5). The meeting, jointly organised by the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation, will begin with a welcome address from the Cardinal Secretary of State, Tarcisio Bertone, and an introduction from the CCEE President, Cardinal Péter Erdő. The focus of the work will be reports from Prof. Philippe Capelle-Dumont, lecturer at the Philosophy Faculty in the Institut Catholique in Paris, on The cultural context of Europe today and the Gospel, and from Honorable Luca Volonté, a parliamentarian at the Council of Europe, on The Contribution of Catholics to European social and political life. The meeting will be drawn to an end by the President of the Vatican dicastery co-ordinating the meeting, Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella. The Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences members of CCEE have been invited to the meeting, along with representatives of Vatican dicasteries, Ambassadors to the Holy See from European nations, and experts from the worlds of culture and communication.
In the afternoon, the CCEE Presidency, comprising a President, Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest (Hungary), and two Vice-Presidents, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa (Italy), and the Archbishop of Przemysl (Poland), Mgr Józef Michalik, will begin their traditional visit to the Vatican dicasteries.On Wednesday 23 November, at the end of the General Audience, the CCEE Presidency and an Orthodox delegation, comprising, inter alia, Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima (Ecumenical Patriarchate), Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk (Patriarchate of Moscow) and some representatives of other Orthodox Churches in Europe, will give to Pope Benedict XVI a special edition of the Acta of the 2nd European Catholic-Orthodox Forum which took places in Rhodes (18-22 October 2011) on the theme Church-State Relations.
The Roman visit will end on Friday 25 November with a private audience of the CCEE Presidency with the Holy Father and subsequently with the Cardinal Secretary of State, Tarcisio Bertone.
To the Council of the Bishops´ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) belong, as members, the current 33 European Bishops’ Conferences of this Continent, represented by right by their Presidents, and the Archbishops of Luxembourg, of the Principality of Monaco, the Maronite Archbishop of Cyprus and the Bishop of Chişinău (Moldova Rep.) and the Eparchial Bishop of Mukachevo. The President is Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Primate of Hungary; the Vice-Presidents are Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, and Mgr Józef Michalik, Archbishop of Przemyśl. The General Secretary is Mgr. Duarte da Cunha. The Secretariat is based at St Gallen (Switzerland).

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From White House

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 12 aprile 2009

President Obama and the First Family went to Easter Services at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square. All four took communion. At 10:48 the First Family emerged from the residence. From where we were in the motorcade, we could only see FLOTUS Michelle Obama and one of the Obama daughters. At that point we could not see outfits, but later in church Mrs. Obama and the girls appeared to be wearing matching white or cream-colored sweaters. The first lady was wearing a white or cream-colored floral skirt or dress. POTUS wore dark suit even though we spotted at least 4 parishioners in seersucker suits. As the motorcade (en route less than 2 minutes) stopped and we ran to catch up with POTUS, huge cheers erupted from the gathering Easter crowd. Service started right at 11, and from press pool spot in back pew, I at first could not see POTUS or first family. Fortunately AP superstar, the much-taller-than-me Phil Elliott, spotted POTUS. He sat at least six rows back from the front of the church, and it was impossible to see the girls even from standing position while everyone else was seated. Two agents were seated in the pew behind POTUS. Parishioners arriving went through two mags set up outside the entrance. Your pool spotted several little girls in their Easter best with their arms straight out as they went through security. Rev. Luis Leon, rector, told congregants it was his 15th Easter service at the church. His sermon included references to famous poets E.E. Cummings and Emily Dickinson, hating the New York Yankees and a shout-out to POTUS-picked NCAA tournament winners the UNC Tarheels. Some quotes to follow in next pool report. A writer’s pool only was allowed into the church while the others had to wait with the motorcade

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