Colombia convocation to celebrate Jubilee of Mercy

Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
The Archbishopric Cathedral in Bogotá is a Catholic cathedral in Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. (Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)
The Archbishopric Cathedral in Bogotá is a Catholic cathedral in Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. (Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

 More than 120 bishops and 15 Cardinals will join in a continental celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 27-30.

 The four day event was organized by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the Latin American Episcopal Council, in collaboration with episcopates in the United States and Canada. More than 400 people from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean will gather to celebrate the gift of Mercy of God revealed in Jesus Christ by the action of the Holy Spirit.

Rectors of National Marian Shrines, male and female religious superiors, heads of different works of mercy in American countries, American directors of associations, priests and lay people working in different ecclesial movements and new communities will all be taking part. The Church of the Americas will be assembled in Bogota to live the Jubilee, a sign of the communion of the churches mutually committed to radiating the Gospel of Mercy from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego.

The schedule begins with a Penitential Liturgy. An entire day will be dedicated to Works of Mercy on the American continent. There will be an important audio-visual message from the Holy Father, Pope Francis, who has given his full encouragement for this convocation from its earliest planning stages.

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