Bogota (Agenzia Fides) - The Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the promotion of the New Evangelization, His Exc. Mgr. Octavio Ruiz Arenas, announced that on Tuesday, July 24, during the opening session of the meeting of the President Bishops of the Commissions of CELAM (Latin American Episcopal Council) the inauguration of the "Observatory of the New Evangelization for Latin America" will be held.
According to information sent to Fides Agency, his Exc. Mgr. Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the promotion of the New Evangelization is expected to attend. During the inaugural act of the Observatory, a meeting with the platform "episcopo.net" with all the directors of the Commissions for the communication of the Episcopal Conferences of Latin America is also planned.
The Observatory aims to be a structure of information, research and study regarding the different experiences of the existing New Evangelization in Latin America and the Caribbean, to accompany them on their journey and to stimulate the exchange of experiences, explained Mgr. Arenas.
In addition, the Observatory plans to deepen the great challenges facing the Church in fulfilling its mission of evangelization and investigate the motives for the faithful to abandon the Catholic Church. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 24/7/2012)