ASIA/CHINA - Living faith is the best way to spread it: the deanery of Cang Nan in the Diocese of Wen Zhou opens the Year of Faith

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Wen Zhou (Agenzia Fides) - Living faith is the best way to spread it: with this belief the participants at the Annual Assembly of the Council of Ecclesiastical Affairs of the deanery of Cang Nan of the Diocese of Wen Zhou, in the province of Zhe Jiang, inaugurated the Year of Faith, on November 10. According to information gathered by Fides Agency, 400 priests, women religious and lay faithful from 13 parishes that make up the deanery, took part in the Assembly, during which they reflected together on the main points of the Apostolic Letter "Porta Fidei" on how to respond to the Pope’s appeal for the Year of Faith, and how to rediscover faith by renewing it, witnessing it. concrete programs were also presented for the Year of Faith, confirming that "only when we appreciate faith, we will be able to share and bring the fruits of faith to others."
During the Assembly the report of pastoral work, which highlight the substantial achievements in evangelization was also presented. According to what the head of the Liturgical Group announced, there were 1,300 baptisms, 698 confirmations, 500 communions regarding children, 56 thousand confessions, 500 thousand comunions, 220 marriages, 3,440 sacraments of the sick, 360 funerals in the Deanery of Cang Nan last year. The Group of Formation of the Faith noted that today the Deanery consists of 71 basic ecclesial communities, and last year 4,300 people took part in the formation course. (NZ) (Agenzia Fides 22/11/2012)