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Vatican to host Third World Meeting of Popular Movements

October 28, 2016

The Vatican will host the Third World Meeting of Popular Movements next week, bringing about 200 people from 65 different countries to Rome.

Representatives of 92 different political and social movements will gather at the Maria Mater Ecclesiae College from November 2 to 5. Pope Francis is expected to meet with the participants in a private audience on the final day of the conference.


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 30, 2016 5:48 AM ET USA

    One hopes that the Pope's private audience with the participants will constitute an evangelical moment. From the original article: "The themes to be considered in the third meeting will again be 'las tres T: Trabajo, Techo, Tierra'; ('The three Ls: Labour, Lodgings and Land'); care for nature; and migrants and refugees." It seems as if the meeting may have more to do with liberation theology (if theology is mentioned at all) than with Catholic evangelization. "For in hope we were saved" (Rom 8).