Sunday, 28 April 2013

Cardinal Filoni to visit Trinidad

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples  is due to visit T&T in November to meet with the Bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC). Cardinal Filoni is the Vatican’s top liaison official with the AEC and he was invited by the bishops to visit the region. The bishops agreed in Guadeloupe that the entire Conference of Bishops would gather in Port of Spain to meet with Cardinal Filoni to discuss “issues of common interest”. This will be the first meeting of its kind in the region.

Here is a little history on the good Cardinal according to wikipedia:

  • He was born near Taranto, Italy. 
  • He was ordained as a Priest on 3 July 1970. 
  • He served in the Nunciatures of Sri Lanka from 1982 until 1983,  
  • Iran from 1983–1985,  
  • Brasil from 1989–1992 
  • and finally the Philippines from 1992 until 2001 where he was based in Hong Kong.
  • During this time Archbishop Filoni was Pope John Paul II’s bridge, reaching out to China's bishops, official and non-official Churches and bishops, reconciling the vast majority to the Holy See.

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