Philippine bishops announce 9-year plan to prepare for 500th anniversary of Gospel’s arrival

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has issued a pastoral letter on the new evangelization to help prepare Catholics for 2021, the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the Gospel in the Philippines. To prepare the faithful for 2021, the bishops announced “a nine-year journey for the New Evangelization,” with a different theme for each year:

  • Integral Faith Formation (2013)
  • The Laity (2014)
  • The Poor (2015)
  • The Eucharist and the Family (2016)
  • The Parish as a Communion of Communities (2017)
  • The Clergy and Religious (2018)
  • The Youth (2019)
  • Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Dialogue (2020)
  • Missio ad gentes [mission to the nations] (2021)

Read the full text of CBCP Pastoral Letter on the Era of New Evangelization: http://cbcpnews.com/?q=node/19998

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