No. 913 Diocese of Marbel, Philippines 07 February 2017
- 4TH WORLD APOSTOLIC CONGRESS ON MERCY (WACOM) 16-20 January 2017
Theme: “Communion in Mercy, Mission for Mercy.”
Jan. 16 – Manila Metropolitan Cathedral
Presider : Apostolic Nuncio Giuseppe Pinto
Homilist : Luis Antonio Card. Tagle (Archbishop of Manila)
Jesus’ mercy was shown in the Wedding at Cana where He turned water into wine. (Jh. 2: 1-11)
Jan. 17 – University of Santo Tomas, Manila
Talk 1 : “The Church is called to be a Communion in the love and mercy of God” – by Orlando Card. Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato.
Talk 2 : “The Church Receives and Celebrates the Mercy of God through the Word and Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation” – Fr. Patrice Chocholstk, Cure of Ars (France) Sec. Gen. WACOM.
Talk 3 : “The Church is the Servant and Witness of God’s Mercy” – Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MC
Talk 4 : “The Church is sent to be Missionary of Mercy to the Poor and Suffering World” – Arch. Anicetus Bongsu Sinaga, OFMCap, Medan, Indonesia.
Talk 5 : “Remembering and Celebrating the Mercy of God as a Forgiven and Forgiving Community” – Bp. Emeritus Teodoro Bacani, Novaliches
Presider : Gaudencio Card. Rosales- Arch. Emeritus of Manila
Homilist : Abp. Ramon Arguelles, Lipa
(Fr. Joel Aliligay, had no report on 19-20 January 2017)