European bishops to reflect on demographics and the family

.- The Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe will meet September 30 to October 3 in Zagreb, Croatia to reflect on the theme, “Demography and the Family in Europe.” Thirty-six bishops, including many conference presidents, will participate in the meeting.

The council will also study the question of dialogue with the European Union and the Council of Europe, and it will hear reports on the upcoming World Youth Day in Madrid and on the work of the “Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians.”

The second part of the meeting will focus on the service the council provides to the Church in Europe and on the different activities the council’s committees have planned for the next year.

On Friday, October 1, the bishops will meet with Croatian President Ivo Josipovic.

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