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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bishop Julius leads a 5 member delegation to Davao

Arriving at Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, Clark

Meeting with Sr Sylvia George fsp, Sr Shirley Chong fsp (both of Sabah) & Sr Teresita fsp at Manila

At Davao International Airport

Manila : Rt Rev Julius Dusin Gitom, Bishop of the Diocese of Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia led a five member delegation to the AsIPA (Asian Integral Pastoral Approach) 5th General Assembly to be held at the Regional Major Seminary (Remase), Catalunan Grande, Davao City, Philippines from 20th – 28th October 2009. The assembly is organized by the Federation of Asian Bishop’s Conference – Office of Laity and Family (AsIPA desk).

The delegates are Bishop Julius himself, Fr Simon Kontou, rector of St Dominic’s Church Lahad Datu and three other lay faithful in the person of Teodulfo Jr, Mangarina and Francis Tan.

The theme of the said assembly is ‘Do this in memory of me’ (Luke 22:19). Bread broken and Word shared in SCCs/BECs. The objectives of the event are:

  • To review and reflect theologically on the experience of the different methods of Gospel sharing as a way of breaking the Word in SCCs/BECs.
  • To reflect theologically on how SCCs/BECs break the bread, living the Eucharist in daily life.
  • To facilitate the sharing of experiences and resources among the participants towards the “new way of being Church”.

Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Edward J Adams, Archbishops, Bishops and Priests

Bishop Julius with other Bishops

About 300 delegates of whom more than half are clergy and religious from 17 countries from Asia and Europe as well as 30 Archbishops and Bishops attended the assembly. The assembly began with the Eucharistic Celebration, presided by the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Edward J Adams at San Pedro Cathedral, Davao City yesterday 20th October 2009.

Cultural night


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