2020 Annual Meeting of the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church in the Holy Land

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Holy Land Coordination January 2019 14From 11 to 16 January 2020, the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), will participate in the annual meeting of the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church in the Holy Land. Archbishop Gagnon will be accompanied by Mr. Carl Hétu, National Director for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) Canada. This annual international gathering involves representatives from Conferences of Bishops in Europe and North America who meet with the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (AOCTS) to promote dialogue and peace in the region.

This year's meeting will take place in Ramallah with planned visits to other sites in the Holy Land, including an overnight visit to Gaza. As in previous years, the delegates will have a full agenda including visits to the House of Peace run by the Missionaries of Charity, East Jerusalem, the Comboni Sisters in Bethany, as well as a school and parish in Ramallah. The Bishops will also meet with young people in both Jerusalem and Ramallah, in addition to the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzabella, and the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli.

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