AMERICA/URUGUAY - "The Gospel of joy guides our mission": international symposium prepares CAM 5

Monday, 7 March 2016 pontifical mission societies   missionary animation   formation   evangelization  

On the way to CAM 5

Pando (Agenzia Fides) – " The Gospel of Joy Guides our Mission " was the theme of the 2nd International Missiology Symposium held in Ururguay 28 February to 2 March. The symposium is part of preparations for the 5th American Missionary Congress (CAM 5) in Bolivia in July 2018. The first such Symposium was held in Puerto Rico in September last year.
The meetings, coordinated by the Bolvia Team responsible for the organisation of CAM 5, aim to reflecting on the mystery of Christ in order the live the joy of sharing the Gospel as disciples, witnesses and prophets .
The Symposium held in Uruguay, in the city of Pando, 100 km from Montevideo, was attended by 80 representatives of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS), the organisations and Bishops’ Conferences of 22 different countries on the American continent as well as guests from Europe.
In this Holy Year of Mercy, discussion pinpointed various missionary challenges, contexts and activities in the framework of an “Out-going Church”. The greatest challenge is to realise that the work of universal Ad gentes mission is the responsibility of every local Church and must move in this direction. In this regard the participants underlined that the PMS activity of animation, formation and missionary cooperation in the local Church must be stimulated in line with the bishops and their dioceses.
The contents of the Symposium will be published in a document to serve for the organisation of 2017 national Mission Congresses in preparation for CAM 5.
(CE) (Agenzia Fides, 07/03/2016)

(CE) (Agenzia Fides, 07/03/2016)