11:00 - CCEE: ROME, THE XII EUROPEAN CONGRESS FOR CATECHESIS
All eyes trained on the catechesis of children and young people aged 7 to 16. This will be addressed by the bishops and national directors of the national offices and organisations in charge of the catechesis at the European Bishops Conferences, when they gather in Rome from 7th to 10th May to attend the XII European Congress for catechesis. Christian initiation in the perspective of the new evangelisation is the theme that has been chosen this year for the meeting promoted by the Council of European Bishops Conferences (Ccee) and prepared by the Catechesis, school and university Ccee Commission chaired by mgr. Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster and president of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales. They will be welcomed by the General Secretary of the Italian Bishops Conference (Cei), mgr. Mariano Crociata. A release posted by Ccee today recalls that this year the Church will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Finally, the Year of Faith launched by the Holy Father will open in October and will last from 11th October 2012 to 24th November 2013.