Vatican City, Dec 4, 2012 / 13:15 pm
Church leaders from North, Central and South America are meeting in Rome to discuss the New Evangelization across the region and discover how the Church can respond to shared societal problems.
"Three things stand out to me as particularly important for our discussion at the conference next week," said Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization.
"Firstly, that America, broadly defined as the entire American continent from Alaska to Argentina, is a key area for the work of the New Evangelization, and that it remains a Christian continent," Anderson said at a Dec. 4 Vatican press conference.
"Secondly, that 'Ecclesia in America' reminds us that the laity has an indispensable role to play in that New Evangelization and without it the Church's renewal is impossible," he added.