General Assembly of CELAM taking place in San Salvador

Posted May 10, 2017 8:52 am by Editor

(Vatican Radio) The XXXVI General Assembly of the Latin American Episcopal Conference (Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano, known as CELAM) is taking place this week from 9-12 May.

The Assembly gathers together the leadership of CELAM, along with heads of departments, as well as the presidents and delegates of the Episcopal Conferences of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The theme for this year’s Assembly is “A poor Church for the poor.” The meeting is taking place on the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Archbishop Oscar Romero, and is being held in San Salvador, the city of the martyred Archbishop’s birth.

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