ASIA/CHINA - The Bishop of San Yuan illustrates the Pope's message for World Day of Peace to the lay pastoral workers

Friday, 10 January 2014

San Yuan (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father's Message for the XLVII World Day of Peace on January 1, 2014, titled "Fraternity, the foundation and the Pathway to Peace", was the theme of the meeting led by His Exc. Mgr. Han Ying Jin, Bishop of the diocese of San Yuan in Shaan Xi Province in mainland China. According to information sent to Fides Agency by Faith of He Bei, the meeting is part of the "Formation course of the disciples", organized by the diocese from the 1st to 8th January at the Formation center of the province, which saw the participation of 96 active lay people in 37 parishes. During the course the participants studied, among other subjects, also the Gospel of St. Matthew and his deep spiritual meaning. Mgr. Han, despite his various commitments at the beginning of the year, wanted to meet his pastoral workers and missionaries, and urged them to literally follow the teaching of the Pope and "to live brotherhood" by being salt and light of the world and messengers of God's peace. (NZ) (Agenzia Fides 10/01/2014)