EUROPE/SPAIN - Thousands of faithful at the closing celebrations of the Teresian Jubilee

Friday, 16 October 2015 christianity   pity   evangelization  

Avila (Agenzia Fides) - The V centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Jesus ended yesterday, Thursday, October 15, with the Holy Mass celebrated in the Great Market of Avila (Spain) by the President of the Spanish Episcopal Conference (CEE ), His Exc. Mgr. Ricardo Blazquez, before more than 8,500 faithful. The note sent to Fides by the communications office of CEE states that the concelebrants were about 300 priests, 22 Bishops and Archbishops, including the Bishop of Avila, His Exc. Mgr. Jesus Garcia Burillo, and the Secretary General of CEE, José Maria Gil Tamayo, the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Renzo Fratini, and the Archbishop of Toledo and primate of Spain, Braulio Rodríguez. Also two Scottish Bishops and representatives of the Order of Carmel were present. Many civil authorities of Avila and many young representatives of the various Catholic youth movements who follow the example of Santa Teresa in the daily life were present at the closing celebrations of the Teresian Jubilee. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 16/10/2015)