President of the Pontifical Council for the Family comes to the Algarve

D. Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, comes to the Algarve on January 26 to carry out […]

Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, will come to the Algarve on January 26, to hold four conferences within the scope of updating the clergy of the Ecclesiastical Province of the South, constituted by the dioceses of Évora, Beja and Algarve, and which this year will be extended to the clergy of the Diocese of Setúbal.

The training days, which take place at the Hotel Alísios, in Albufeira, will take place from the 25th to the 28th of this month, and are promoted, for the ninth consecutive year, by the Instituto Superior de Teologia de Évora.

The central theme of analysis will be the last Synod of Bishops that had the family reality as a background, addressing the issue of “Family: Centrality, Renewal and Continuity”.

The Italian Archbishop's lectures, which will be held at this event, will have as themes “Lights and Shadows of the Family in the World Today”, “Family: Renewal in Continuity. What can change?”, “Family and Birth. What challenges for the Church?” and “Synod: border issues? What future for the family?”.

During these days of updating of the clergy in southern Portugal, the conference on the theme “Family and families in contemporary Portugal: views from afar” by Rosalina Pisco Costa, from the Department of Sociology of the School of Social Sciences of the University of Évora (25th).

The conferences “The Family in Sacred Scripture. Continuity, rupture, sign of contradiction?”, by friar Herculano Alves, “The Family through History. Models and Changes”, by researcher and historian José Eduardo Franco, “CPM – immediate preparation for Marriage”, by Paulo Jorge Henriques, president of the national team of CPM – Preparation Centers for Marriage, and “Nullity and Marriage. Renewal or continuity”, by Father Silvestre Marques, will take place on the 27th.

The update of the clergy will end at the end of the morning of the 28th, after holding a panel on the theme “Views on Family Pastoral in our Dioceses. Good practices and challenges to be faced”, which will include the participation of the Pastoral Family teams from the dioceses of Algarve, Beja and Évora.

We recall that the Pontifical Council for the Family, as well as the Pontifical Council for the Laity, is an organization that will soon be replaced by the Congregation of the Roman Curia for the areas of Family, Laity and Life, according to the Pope's announcement on 22 February last october.