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2014-03-07

ASIA/CHINA - The women of Zi Gong: active in the Church and in society, following the example of Mary

Zi Gong (Agenzia Fides) – In view of International Women's Day, March 8, the women of the parish of the Zi Gong of the Diocese of Yi Bin, in the province of Si Chuan, met to reflect on how to be more active protagonists in the life of the Church and society, following the footsteps of Mary, and how to become more aware of their role.
According to information sent to Fides Agency by Faith of He Bei, on March 4th sixty lay women gave birth to the meeting that took its cue from the Gospel story of Mary's visit to St. Elizabeth. The priest led the meeting "Women have always played an essential role in the life of the Church, beginning with the Virgin Mary, and the great Saints of the Church's history". He therefore urged "all the women of today, especially the faithful, to walk in the footsteps of Mary, Mother of the Lord, with devotion in order to improve the living witness of the Catholic community". (NZ) (Agenzia Fides 07/03/2014)

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