11/13/2007, 00.00
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The “Eucharist as Communication” is theme of the next Bishops' Meet

The meeting, which is organised by the Office of Social Communication of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, will enable participants to reflect upon the relationship between the Eucharist and Asian cultures.

Bangkok (AsiaNews) – The “Eucharist as Communication” is the theme of this year's Bishops' Meet. Organised by the Office of Social Communication of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC), it will be held at Bangkok’s Gabrielite Center from November 26 to December 1.

The press release issued announcing the event indicated that the theme was chosen in view of the next FABC Plenary Assembly which will take place in early 2009 on the theme the “Living Eucharist in Asia.”

The upcoming 12th annual Bishops' Meet will start from the Eucharist as the “most intimate form of communion between God and men possible in this life” (Communio et Progressio, 11), and them move to explore the “Role of Meals and Celebrations in Asian Cultures,” the “Communication Dimension of Liturgy” and the “Eucharist and Inculturation.”

The Bishops' Meet has taken place since 1996 on an annual basis. It brings together bishops in charge of communication in Asia and their secretaries in the bishops’ conferences.

The participants deliver reports on their work in their respective countries.

At the end of the meeting, a Final Statement is published on the considerations and recommendations made by the participants.

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