The event will begin with morning Mass on Thursday, September 10, after which Cardinal Antonelli will greet the participants. The under secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Archbishop Carlos Simon Vazquez, will present the teaching of the Church on the family, and other speakers will address pertinent theological and pastoral aspects.
In the afternoon, families active in evangelization in Brazil, Italy, Germany and Mexico will share their experiences.
On Friday participants will attend additional sessions and prepare for the 2010 meeting. They will also listen to an address by Cardinal Antonelli.
.- The Pontifical Council for the Family, led by Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, is hosting the international congress, “The Family, Object of Evangelization,” September 10-11 in Rome, featuring a series of conferences, study sessions and prayer.