Friday, March 10, 2006

CCBI Doctrinal Commission National Seminar

CCBI Doctrinal Commission to organize National Seminar From March 24-26, 2006


The CCBI Doctrinal Commission is organising a National Seminar on fundamental issues concerning the Church’s Social Doctrine with the theme: "PROMOTING A CULTURE OF LIFE IN INDIAN SOCIETY: COMMITMENT TO HUMAN DIGNITY, SOLIDARITY AND PEACE". The Seminar meant for Priests, Religious and laypersons will be held at St. Pius College, Goregaon from Friday, March 24, evening to Sunday, March 26, 2006, evening. Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, will be the main spokesperson. Bishop Crepaldi and Cardinal Renato Martini were together responsible for compiling the authoritative volume ‘Compendium of the Social Teaching of the Church’.

Due to limited accommodation, the CCBI Doctrinal Commission is inviting three persons from every diocese for this Seminar. Since, however, it is being held in Mumbai, the Commission has agreed to give a bigger quota to the Archdiocese of Bombay – the participants from our Archdiocese can return home each evening. However, for those who may find in inconvenient to return home in the evenings, accommodation will be provided.

The expenditure for the seminar, inclusive of boarding and lodging, is being borne by the CCBI Doctrinal Commission. There is, however, a small registration fee of Rs. 100 payable at the time of arrival on March 24, 2006. If you wish to participate in the Seminar kindly contact Fr Stephen Fernandes (2876-2907/98203-32965), St. Pius X College or email:

+ Agnelo Gracias
Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay


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