LITTERAE COMMUNIONIS •2016-2017
GREECE In the period June 2016-May 2017 the Greek Bishops’ Conference has held three plenary assemblies: SPRING PLENARY (19-26 MAY 2016) During the meeting, held on the island of Tinos, the bishops reflected on Pope Francis’ Postsynodal Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris laetitia” about marital love and met a representative of Catholic Relief Services (Caritas USA), His Eminence Cardinal Theodore McCarrich, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington. On that occasion, there was a meeting between the bishops and parish priests. As well as the bishops, forty-two parish priests (secular and regular) participated. There was also a sudy of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Encyclical “Dives in misericordia”. For his part, the Emeritus Apostolic Exarch for the Greek-Catholic faithful in Greece, Mgr Dimitrios Salachas, presented a reflection on the Holy Father’s Motu proprio “Mitis Iudex Dominus Jesus”. AUTUMN PLENARY (8-11 NOVEMBER 2016) The Autumn plenary took place in Athens. On that occasion, the bishops studied the following question: “The pastoral orientation of the Church on the basis of the spirit of Pope Francis’ Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris laetitia””. They also met with and discussed: the league of Catholic parish priests in Greece; the legal Office of the Greek Bishops’ Conference about issues concerning law 4301 (on the legal personality of the Church); the director of the newspaper “KATHOLIKI”; the president of the church court of first instance; and, finally, with the president of Caritas Hellas.
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PRESIDENT HIS GRACE MGR. SEVASTIANOS ROSSOLATOS ARCHBISHOP OF ATHENS
SECRETARY GENERAL HIS GRACE MGR. NIKOLAOS PRINTEZIS ARCHBISHOP OF NAXOS, ANDROS, TINOS AND MYKONOS
SPRING PLENARY (4-11 MAY 2017) The Spring 2017 plenary took place on the island of Tinos. There was a reflection on the sacrament of confirmation; on the creation of the Acta of the May 2016 meeting between the hierarchy and the parish priests; and on the practical instructions to be given to parish priests about pastoral care of families in the light of Pope Francis’ Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris laetitia”. This was done with the help of Fr Basilio Petrà, a native Greek priest of the diocese of Prato (Italy).
Published on Oct 8, 2017
Published on Oct 8, 2017
CCEE Litterae communionis contains the annual report (June 2016 - June 2017) of Bishops' Conferences in Europe.