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Free app for using Catechism of the Catholic Church for tablets and smartphones



Vatican City, 19 September 2013: Events related to the "Day of Catechists" scheduled for September 28 to 29, was presented during a Press conference in the Vatican on Thursday morning. The day of Catechists, part of the Year of Faith, will be preceded by a 3-day International Congress of Catechesis from 26 to 28 September.
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, Archbishop José Octavio Ruiz Arenas, Secretary, Bishop Graham Bell, Under-Secretary of same Pontifical Council were present at the Press conference.

A new app on the Catechism of the Catholic Church for tablets and smartphones was also presented during the press meet.

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, while speaking about the year of faith (and the days dedicated to Catechists), said that it is on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the beginning of Vatican II , as well as the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Churc. He said that the competence of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, now has also jurisdiction over the whole catechesis.

The Archbishop said that in the coming weeks, Free App will be available for using "Catechism of the Catholic Church" for tablets and smartphones. The tool comes in handy to those who wish to learn more about the faith that is handed down over the centuries and the heritage of doctrine and spirituality condensed in those pages.

A first moment of this event will be dedicated to the International Council for the Catechesis which will take place on September 25. The task of this Council is to study the most important issues of catechesis to promote a service unit to the Episcopal Conferences and allow the exchange of experience between the operators of catechesis. It will follow the International Congress of catechesis which will be held in Paul VI Hall from
September 26 to 28.

Episcopal Commissions for evangelization and catechesis of the Episcopal Conferences, representatives of the national centers of catechesis and the representatives of the diocesan offices, have been invited to the Conference, the Archbishop revealed. He said, so far 1600 participants, from 104 delegations and representatives from 50 different countries, have confirmed their participation. The world will truly be represented: from Africa to Oceania, from North America to the South America, Europe and Asia .

The third stage of this event - the Day of Catechists - expected for Saturday 28 and Sunday, September 29th the traditional pilgrimage to the tomb of Peter. Sunday, September 29th at 10:30 am, the Holy Father Francis will celebrate the Holy Eucharist, closing the program.
Source: VR Sedoc




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