Day 1 - See

Friday 12 October 2012 - See

Fr XD Selvaraj SJ and Fr Bonnie Mendes

10.30 a.m.: Plenary: Part I: Key Note Address:

“Social Commitment of the Church and Role of the Laity as Perceived in Vatican II:
Overview of decisions and reality in 50 years”

1. Fr. Bonnie Mendes (Pakistan), Former director, Caritas Asia

Read Fr Bonnie's paper here.

2. Fr. X. D. Selvaraj (India), Director, St Joseph’s Charity Institute, Adaikalapuram, Tamil Nadu, India



3. Atty. Aurora Santiago, President, National Council for the Laity, Philippines

Read Attorney Aurora Santiago's paper here.

12.30 p.m.: Lunch


02.00 p.m.: Plenary

Part II: Vatican II and the life of the laity

Presentation of the Findings of the Inquiry



Clarifications on the findings 

02.45 p.m.: Plenary- Intro to groups on ’50 years of Vatican II in Specific Target Areas’ 

03.00 p.m.: Groups on 4 themes to present the reality today



‘Development’ 
‘Workers’
‘Young People’ 
‘Religious Freedom’

04.00 – 04.15 p.m.: Tea

04.15 p.m.: Plenary: Group Reports (4 groups) – 10 minutes for each group 

05.00 p.m.: Plenary: Brief presentations/interventions/testimonies on experiences encountered/lived – as supplement to the reports

05.30 p.m.: Close for the day
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