Rome, Italy, Dec 12, 2012 / 18:30 pm
On the final day of the "Ecclesia in America" international conference, several participants agreed that it was a wonderful experience that helped them spiritually and intellectually.
"This conference, really seen through the lens of Our Lady of Guadalupe, has been a really beautiful experience," said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore in a Dec. 12 interview.
The congress was held Dec. 9-12 in Rome, and discussed regional challenges and the New Evangelization, while also marking the 15th anniversary of John Paul II's apostolic exhortation "Ecclesia in America."
Archbishop Lori found it particularly edifying to be with bishops, religious, and laity, all of whom are devoted "to the Church's mission of evangelization."