.- Some 40 experts are expected to participate in the Second Latin American Congress titled, “Catholics and Public Life,” which will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas University in Santiago, Spain. The purpose of the Congress is to contribute to the work of evangelization that Pope John Paul II entrusted to the laity of the world.
Organizers of the event hope it will provide a place to come together for Catholics interested in resisting attempts to limit the Gospel to the private sphere instead of allowing it to illuminate the different areas of life.
This year the Congress will include four presentations: “Catholics and public life in Latin America;” “The purpose of faith;” “The intolerance of freedom;” and “Faith: a public or private affair.” In addition a series of round-table discussions will be held on various topics.
Experts from Spain, Italy, Holland, Uruguay and Chile, among other countries, are expected to be in attendance.