Laity taking active role in preparations for next CELAM meeting

.- The General Secretary of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Carlos Aguiar Retes, praised the active role the laity are taking in preparing for the V General Conference of the Latin American Bishops’ Council (CELAM), which will take place next year in Aparecida, Brazil.

The bishop said those who are interested could send their comments and suggestions about the Conference through their movements, parishes, schools, universities or dioceses.  He said a team of experts from CELAM would evaluate all such comments.

Bishop Aguiar noted that having the meeting in South America has been a key motivating factor behind the intense interest on the part of the laity. 

The bishop also announced that the Annual Meeting of American Bishops will be held February 13-16 in Toronto, Canada, and that bishops from Canada, the US and Latin America are expected to attend.

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