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Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Study conference for priests

A study conference for priests was held at the Pozoalbero Conference Center in Jerez de la Frontera, organized by the Guadalen Association. Its title was «The spirituality of communion in the Church.»

The conference, attended by priests from the dioceses of Jerez, Cadiz and Gibraltar, centered on the study of Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio Ineunte.

The symposium was opened by the Vicar of the Prelature of Opus Dei in Seville. He was followed by Bishop Juan del Rio of Jerez, who spoke on «Holiness as a cultural alternative,» and Jose Ramon Villar, Professor of Ecclesiology at the University of Navarre, who sketched a broad plan of pastoral action in accord with Novo Millennio Ineunte.

Bishop Charles Caruana of Gibraltar spoke on «The Bishop’s ministry and spiritual path.» In the final morning session, Bishop Antonio Ceballos of Cadiz and Ceuta spoke on «Communion between the bishop and his priests.»

The conference reconvened in the afternoon with a colloquium on the topic: «Spirituality of communion: making the Church the home and school of communion,» in which the four major speakers once again took part.

Romana, No. 34, January-June 2002, p. 135-136.