Brothers united in faith and vocation
Bishops who have been ordained within the last two years in dioceses which are still considered mission territory have gathered in Rome to take part in a Seminar organized by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples from September 3-15. There are 75 Bishops from 34 countries gathered for the Seminar hosted at Collegio San Paolo (Pontifical International Missionary College of St Paul the Apostle) in Rome.
Faith and vocation
All of the Bishops have two things in common: their faith, and their vocation as Bishops in the Roman Catholic Church. Together they are exploring aspects of the Church that will help them in their service to the People of God throughout the world. Each day they attend 3 conferences led by Prefects of Dicasteries of the Roman Curia, and have the opportunity to meet in language groups to assimilate the content presented.
On Saturday, September 8, the Bishops will concelebrate Mass in St Peter’s Basilica and will be received in audience by Pope Francis. A pilgrimage to Assisi is planned for Sunday.
Several Bishops attending the Seminar spoke with Vatican News about their experiences.
By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp