.- In order to defend and promote the presence of Christians in society, the Archdiocese of Seville, Spain will host the third Catholics and Public Life Day, which will be held February 12 and 13 on the Bormujos University campus in Seville. The day's theme will be âChristian Testimony in a Secular Society.â
During a press conference announcing the event, the vicar general of the archdiocese, Father Fernando Ortiz, remarked that this year, activities will center on the economic crisis, the family and the media.
Speaking on the importance of the event, Fr. Ortiz said, âChristians are exercising their liberty in demanding a place in public life.â He recalled that Pope Benedict XVI, in the encyclical âCaritas in Veritate,â defended the presence of Catholics in the public square, âagainst the predominant tendency that argues for separating the essence of Catholics from their role in society.â
Jose Maria Monzon, secretary of the Catholic Association of Advertisers, said the event brings to light âthe true concerns of citizens.â He underscored that during the day, âthe doors of the campus will be opened so the event will become a forum for all who have something to contribute.â