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Notice of Press Conference, 16.10.2018

Synod18 – Press Conference of 16 October 2018

Press Conference of 19 October 2018


Synod18 – Press Conferenc of 16 October 2018

Today, Tuesday 16 October 2018, at 13.30, in the Holy See Press Office, Via della Conciliazione 54, a press conference will be held at the end of the work on the second part of the Instrumentum laboris of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

The speakers will be:

- His Beatitude His Eminence Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, head of the Synod of the Chaldean, Iraq;

- His Eminence Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development;

- H.E. Msgr. Jaime Spengler, O.F.M., archbishop of Porto Alegre, Brazil;

- Rev. Sister María Luisa Berzosa González, F.I., Catholic school and popular education, director of Fe y alegría, Spain.

A simultaneous translation service will be available in Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Press Conference of 19 October 2018

On Friday 19 October 2018, at 11.00, in the Holy See Press Office, Via della Conciliazione 54, a press conference will be held on the occasion of World Missionary Day, to be celebrated on 21 October this year.

The speakers at the conference will be:

- His Eminence Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples;

- H.E. Msgr. Giampietro Dal Toso, president of the Pontifical Mission Societies;

- Fr. Fabrizio Meroni, PIME, secretary general of the Pontifical Missionary Union, director of CIAM and director of the Fides Agency.

The theme of the Holy Father’s Message for this 92nd World Missionary Day (published on 20 May 2018) is “Together with young people, let us bring the Gospel to all”.