A seminar titled “The New Era: Glorious Reign of Christ The King” will be facilitated by Father Romerico “Omer” Prieto at the Diocese of Cubao’s Chancery Building during the day.
About 30 ministry team members made up of pastors, priests and lay leaders from the various Churches present prayed over people individually. Many rested in the Spirit.
Blessed Joseph Vaz (1651-1711) was an Indian priest from Philip Neri’s Congregation of the Oratory and co-founder of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka.
Bishop Anthony appealed to Christians around the world to join them for “a day of prayer for Asia Bibi and others accused of blasphemy."
Bishop Julius briefed the minister on the setting-up of the Diocese, its inception and mission, the current development, both physical and spiritual.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met Pope Francis in Rome on October 18, the first diplomatic meeting between both leaders.
According to a statement issued after the forum, the “culture of silence” which often surrounds each suicide case calls for a continual “culture of presence”.
Although other countries might not share the pastoral difficulties caused by interreligious marriages, Indian priests observed that “this is a big issue in Asia because we are a minority.”