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The religious leaders in their first meeting this year welcomed the new Armenian Archbishop. They also issued a signed joint statement condemning the violence against women and girls. In the context of ecumenical dialogue, the National meeting of the Co-ordinators of the Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women (EFECW) was held in Cyprus under the theme “How can justice, cultural diversity and sensitivity go hand in hand?” As is now an annual ecumenical tradition, Archbishop Soueif participated with the Orthodox Community in Morphou, in the northern part of Cyprus, in the feast of St. Mama with the priests and faithful from the Maronite community, with a message of peace, love and solidarity. The Mufti of Cyprus participated in the celebration of the feast of St Joseph, presided over by Archbishop Youssef, demonstrating a sign of conviviality, love and respect. CELEBRATIONS AND VISITS In the context of his official visit to Cyprus, H.E. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, celebrated Mass in the Maronite Cathedral and

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met with the community at a dinner where they conveyed to him their worry and concerns for their future and their request to have a place under the Greek Cypriot constitution in case of the reunification of the island. Several visits were paid to the Archbishop by various officials from the Greek and Turkish Cypriot community to discuss the conservation of the historical patrimony which belongs to the Maronite Church. COMMITMENTS IN THE SOCIAL SPHERE H.E. Archbishop Soueif encourages and takes part in all the social initiatives and gatherings organised by the Faith and Light Community in Cyprus, and he participates as well in the different celebrations organised by Clubs and community organisations as expressions of gratitude. Caritas Cyprus Koinonia (CCK), which has a justice, peace and ecumenical-religious dimension, continues its mission through the different parishes and sectors. CCK has called a General Assembly to clarify its own stance on different issues and share its living and transforming experience. Conferences, Publications, Documents Archbishop Soueif participated in the annual spiritual retreat and Synod of the Maronite Bishops, as well as the Synod of the Catholic

Litterae Communions 2017 (English version)  

CCEE Litterae communionis contains the annual report (June 2016 - June 2017) of Bishops' Conferences in Europe.

Litterae Communions 2017 (English version)  

CCEE Litterae communionis contains the annual report (June 2016 - June 2017) of Bishops' Conferences in Europe.

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