La Plata (Agenzia Fides) - To express filial devotion to Most Holy Mary, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception and the 45th anniversary of the diocese’s consecration to Immaculate Mary, the Church in La Plata archdiocese organised a Marian Congress 6 and 7 December held at the Maria Ausiliatrix School, La Plata. The themes for reflection were the following : “Mary Church Holy and Immaculate conference given by Bishop Antonio Marino, auxiliary of La Plata diocese; “Immaculate Mary in Art” by the rector of St Jose major seminary Rev. Fernando Cavaller; “The Ministry of Our Lady in the Missal of the Blessed Virgin Mary” by Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer of La Plata; “Mary in the Divina Commedia” by Inés Cassagne.
America/Argentina: info La Plata archdiocese (Pontifical Year Book 2004)
area 4,652 sq. km; population 750.000; Catholics: 637.500; parishes 65; churches 80; diocesan priests: 106; religious priests: 16; permanent deacons: 5; major seminarians 17; Brothers.: 120; Sisters 373; schools 169; charity institutes 30; baptisms 10.407. (R.Z.) (Agenzia Fides 7/12/2004 - Righe 16; Parole 184)