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LITTERAE COMMUNIONIS •2016-2017

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA PRIESTLY ORDINATIONS On the day when the Church celebrated Saints Peter and Paul, 29 June 2016, Cardinal Puljic ordained eight deacons to the priesthood in Sarajevo Cathedral: five diocesan and three from the Franciscan province of Bosnia Herzegovina. THE POPE’S FEAST On 3 July 2016, the Church in Bosnia Herzegovina celebrated the Pope’s feast in Sarajevo Cathedral with a solemn Mass presided over by the Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia Herzegovina and concelebrated by all the country’s bishops. CCEE MEETING From 15-18 September 2016, on the occasion of the Holy Year of Mercy, Sarajevo hosted a European meeting promoted by CCEE’s Caritas in veritate Commission, chaired by Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi. The meeting was held in collaboration with the following bodies: Caritas Europa, COMECE, Justice and Peace Europe, FEAMC, ICMC, ICCPPC, FEBA, EZA and UNIAPAC. JUSTITIA ET PAX The members of the Justitia et pax Commission of the Bosnia Herzegovina Bishops’ Conference met on 6 May 2017 in Banja Luka to mark the 20th anniversary of the Commission’s foundation. They were joined also by members of the

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B O S N I A E T E R Z E G O V I N A

PRESIDENT HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL VINKO PULJIĆ ARCHBISHOP OF SARAJEVO

SECRETARY GENERAL MGR. IVO TOMASEVIĆ

same commissions of the Bishops’ Conferences of Croatia and Slovenia. Also participating was an important guest: Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, for a long time President of the Pontifical Council Justitia et pax, and now President of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, a new body of the Holy See. DAY FOR RELIGIOUS On 10 September 2016, in the Salesian’s Catholic Education Centre in Žepče, a Day for religious was held on the theme “God’s mercy in the sacrament of confession”. About 320 male and female religious participated in this initiative of the Conference of Superiors and Major Superiors in Bosnia Herzegovina. NEW THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE On 22 February 2017, the Congregation for Catholic Education published the Decree for the Canonical Erection of the Theological-Catechetical Institute in Mostar. PLENARY ASSEMBLIES All the other ordinary activities were carried out according to the scheduled objectives. The following were organised: three plenary sessions of the Bishops’ Conference, a plenary session along with the Croatian Bishops’ Conference, the meeting of the bishops of the

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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