Bishop Lai of Macau said that in the spirit of Vatican II the contest is promoting indigenous language in the liturgy, giving people songs and poetry with which to praise God.
Canossians were asked reflect on “why we do, what we do, and if the things we do are helping us to be a better person.”
The meeting in Korea is the first meeting after the Vatican recognized ACSI on September 27, 2011, and its statutes were approved.
The General Assembly was held with the support of the Thai government and the Mohathera society, Mohacholalong high school and the Buddhist society.
AFFI network intends to organize special seminars and workshops on the protection and promotion of women and set up a working group to monitor the sound education of the girls in society.
The council include representatives from the Catholic Church, Islam, Buddhists and the Hindus, among others.
Twenty-four translators from various provinces in China, Japan, Indonesia-East Timor, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam participated in the event.
An estimated 300 people, including priests, sisters and members, attended the celebration themed, “The gifts of mercy are a path toward peace and hope.”