Solidarity news and reflections of interest to the Passionist Family
Fr. Joachim Rego, general superior of the Passionist congregation sent out Christmas letter to the Passionist family. His entire message is about the "Pact of the Catacombs for the Common Home." This is perhaps one of the most relevant and inspiring documents the church has produced in many years. The bishops were inspired by the style of another Catacombs Pact (The Pact for a Servant and Poor Church) signed before the Second Vatican Council in 1965.
Here's how Fr. Joachim describes the context: "Recently I attended the Union of Superiors General conference held here in Rome which was attended by almost 150 leaders of male religious orders and congregations. We also had the opportunity to meet and dialogue with Pope Francis. At the end of the final Mass of the conference, the leaders were invited to sign the Pact of the Catacombs for the Common Home For a Church with an Amazonian face, poor and servant, prophetic and Samaritan. This was a Pact signed on 20 October 2019 in the Roman Catacombs of Santa Domitilla by 40 Bishops attending the Amazon Synod about how they wanted to lead their particular churches in the Amazon region."
Fr Joachim's full statement is available here | Pacto en Español
Foto: Ghuillerme Cavalli
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