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LITTERAE COMMUNIONIS •2016-2017

RUSSIA BEATIFICATION On 11 September 2016, the beatification of Wladislaw Bukowinski, a Catholic priest who gave his life for the mission among prisoners held in Siberian lagers, took place in Karaganda in Kazachistan. There were a large number of pilgrims from Russia, with the participation of all four Catholic bishops from the Russian Federation. MEETINGS SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER 2016 The pilgrimage of Russian bishops and faithful to Rome to mark the Jubilee of Mercy took place from 12-17 September 2016, while on 30 October 2016 the Catholic Bishops in the Russian Federation re-instituted the Day of Mercy with a collection of offerings to be donated each year to a charitable work in the dioceses. From 17-20 November 2016 the Pan-Russian Congress on Mercy took place in Marks. PLENARY ASSEMBLIES The XLIV Plenary Session of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of the Russian Federation was held in St Petersburg from 13-14 October 2016. The bishops approved some liturgical texts. The XLV Plenary Session took place in Sochi from 16-17 March 2017. The bishops approved the Ratio Formationis for permanent deacons in the Russian Federation. A new President of Conference of Catholic Bishops was elected, His Lordship Mgr Clemens Pickel, Ordinary of the Diocese of San Clemente a Saratov.

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PRESIDENT HIS LORDSHIP MGR. CLEMENS PICKEL BISHOP OF SAINT CLEMENT AT SARATOV

SECRETARY GENERAL REV. IGOR KOWALEWSKI

COMMISSION MEETINGS The meeting of the Commission for charitable work of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of the Russian Federation took place from 11-12 October in Moscow, while 7 February 2017 saw the meeting of the Commission for pastoral care of young people take place in Saratov. MEETINGS JANUARY-JUNE 2017 To mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and in the year recalling the start of the reforming work of Martin Luther, the Catholic and Luthern Churches organised various events, 23-24 January 2017, of a prayerful and cultural nature as part of the path from distance to rapprochement. Also participating in these events were representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, of the Armenian Apostolic Church, of the Coptic Church, of the Syriac Church, and of the Baptist and Pentecostal communities. The Plenary of the Consultative Christian Committee took place on 26 April 2017 in St Petersburg on the theme “Faith and overcoming civil disagreement: the lesson of a school”. From 27 April-3 May 2017 the Pastoral Conference of the Diocese of San Clemente a Saratov took place in Astrakhan. On 13 May 2017, in Karaganda, in Kazachistan, the bishops and apostolic administrators present in the Russian Federation, in Kazachistan and in the Central-asiatic republics, concelebrated to mark the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. The Pastoral Conference of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God of Moscow took place in Vilnius (Lithuania) from 6-9 June 2017.

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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