Vatican convenes a meeting of the leaders of the Eastern Catholic Churches
The meeting will be held November 19-22 at the Vatican. It will be headed by Pope Francis
VATICAN. Vatican calls a "summit" of the leaders of the Eastern [Roman]
Catholic Churches in communion with the Holy See. The meeting will be held November 19-22 at the Vatican. It will be headed Pope Francis, said the press service of the Vatican.
A topic that will be discussed during the meeting - the situation of the Eastern Catholic Churches in the past 50 years, beginning with the Second Vatican Council.
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, announced the scheduling of the meeting of October 29, when he opened the academic year at the Pontifical Oriental Institute. The meeting, in the words of Cardinal Sandri, will allow the leaders of the Eastern Churches "to speak to the Pope about the situation of Eastern Christians."