11/20/2006, 00.00
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Neocatechumenal Way meets to discuss evangelisation in Asia

About 150 prelates from the continent are taking part in the event held in Korazim.

Jerusalem (AsiaNews) – Evangelisation in Asia and Australia is the topic of a conference organised by the Neocatechumenal Way that opened today at International Center Domus Galilaeae in Korazim in the Holy Land.

The meeting promoted by the founders of the "Way" Kiko Argüello, Carmen Hernandez and Fr Mario Pezzi has brought together cardinals and bishops from two continents. About 150 prelates from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, the Philippines and Australia have come, as well as priests, travelling teams and family in mission on the Neocatechumenal Way operating in these countries.

Mgr Michel Sabbah, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, is scheduled to speak tomorrow. On Thursday the prelates are to travel to Jerusalem to visit the Holy Sites and meet Mgr Antonio Franco, the Pontifical representative to Israel and Palestine, and Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa, custodian of the Holy Land.

During the conference issues relating to Christian initiation, the missio ad gentes and the challenge of secularisation in Asia e Oceania will be discussed.

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