Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities

  • Ecclesial Movements’ missionary conversion

    The second day of the Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities was characterized by the introductory lecture of Professor Guzman Carriquiry, who had long be Under Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity and who actually is Vice President of the Commission for Latin America. Two round tables followed. Carriquiry inserted the course of the movements in what he defined the time of grace of the pontificate of pope Francis. In this context he said “the first question... Read more
  • The joy of the Gospel: a challenge for the movements

    Today the third world congress of the New Ecclesial  Movements and Communities, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, began in Rome. The world congress is a reply to the call made by Pope Francis for a missionary conversion, through the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. More than 300 members of lay associations coming from more than 100 groups and forty nations are working together on the theme "The joy of the gospel: a missionary joy (EG 21). This is the third... Read more
  • Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities Press Conference

    On Friday November 14, in the Press Office  of the Holy See, a press conference took place to introduce the Third World Congress of  Ecclesial Movements and New Communities. Initially, Cardinal Rylko, President of the  Pontifical Council for the Laity, introduced the works of the congress by saying that ecclesial movements and new communities  are the providential answer of the Holy Spirit  to the challenges of post-modernity. “It is incredibly vast the richness and... Read more
  • Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities

    The words addressed by Pope Francis on Pentecost 2013 before the Regina Coeli to the ecclesial movements and new communities remain a strong encouragement: “You are a gift and a treasure in the Church! This is what you are! […] Always convey the power of the Gospel! Do not be afraid! Always feel joy and enthusiasm for communion in the Church!”. After a broad consultation, in order to help the movements and new communities reply to the Pope’s call, the Pontifical Council for the Laity decided to... Read more


Thursday 20th November

- Card. Stanisław Ryłko  ITA

Missionary conversion: looking outwards at the questions posed by the signs of our times
A world in transformation challenges the whole Church
- Prof. Fabrice Hadjadj  FRA

Keeping the Kerygma in the centre
The permanent newness of the kerygma, essential in each phase of evangelisation
- Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.  ITA

Evangelising by attraction: the People of God as a people of joy
The permanent fecundity of the charisms reveals itself in communion and in mission
- Card. Marc Ouellet, P.S.S.  FRA   ITA

Friday 21st November

Renewing Ourselves in Order to Renew the Church
Freeing ourselves from the bonds that slow down missionary fervour, and casting light upon the shadows that obscure charisms
- Prof. Guzmán M. Carriquiry Lecour  ITA

PANEL: A People of Many Faces

Courage and joy comes from going to the peripheries
The “outward dynamism” in the life of the movements and new communities.
- Dr. Daniela Martucci  ITA

Charisms: a Treasure for any Diocese
Movements and new communities in the Particular Church
- Bishop Dominique Marie Jean Rey  FRA

The Mystic of Living Together
States of life: unity and necessary distinctions
- Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.I.  ITA

The Grace of Rejoicing in the Fruits Others Bear
Working together so as not to work in vain
- Dr. Anna Pelli  ITA

PANEL: Permanent Conversion
and the Rediscovery of the Joy of Evangelisation

The revolution of tenderness
Exercising authority as a service for the generation of new relations in Christ
- Msgr. Tony Anatrella  FRA

The Art of Companionship in Formation
Proximity and freedom: respecting the other person’s sacred ground
- Fr. Amedeo Cencini, F.d.C.C.  ITA

Priests for a Missionary Pastoral Approach
Priests in the movements and new communities
- Bishop Massimo Camisasca, F.S.C.B.  ITA

Listening to Young and Old Alike
Signs of hope for all peoples
- Dr. Daniela Sironi  ITA

Saturday 22nd November

The Marian Style: the Feminine Genius in Evangelisation

The role of women in the ecclesial movements and new communitites
- Prof. Mary Healy  ENG

Audience with the Holy Father

The Social Repercussions of the Kerygma: Paths of Inclusion for the Poor
The joy of the Gospel transforms life in the furthest peripheries of existence
- Card. Peter
Kodwo Appiah Turkson  ENG


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