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Visiting Asia | FABC Day 2

Updated: Oct 16, 2022

The second day of the FABC General Conference, 14th October 2022, began with a celebration of the Eucharist by His Beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis.

At St Michael’s Hall, H.E. Oswald Cardinal Gracias led the representatives in the Adsumus and the prayers for the day. He read out a message from His Holiness Pope Francis and welcomed all to the second day of the Conference.

The morning prayer, each day culturally unique to its host country, was conducted by the Daughters of St Paul, from the Pauline Province in India.

The Conference continued with the segment ‘Visiting Asia’, with reports on the emerging realities from the countries of Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore. The representatives of each country provided their listeners with the opportunity to find commonalities and explore differences between their countries, working together to journey onward.

Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grusas, representing the CCEE, gave the representatives a comparative overview of the Church in Europe, its hopes, and the tasks it will need to undertake for the journey forward, taking inspiration from the topics discussed at the FABC General Conference.

The second session concluded with representatives reforming their groups for the workshop discussions and reflections, at the end of which they collated data for collection. H.E. Cardinal Gracias led the gathered audience in the evening prayer, bringing the day to a close.

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