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Portugal: plenary meeting of the Bishops Conference, reform of canonical procedure and Year of Mercy

The 189th plenary meeting of the Portuguese Bishops Conference (Cep) is taking place at Casa de Nossa Senhora das Dores in Fatima until 7th April to “look into the problems of Pope Francis’ apostolic letter” in the form of a Motu proprio, “Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus”. After the pastoral notice “Euthanasia: what is at stake? Contributions for serene, humanising dialogue” issued by the Bishops on 8th March, according to the release posted by the General Secretariat of the Bishops Conference, “The Assembly also intends to get an insight into the reform of the canonical procedure for nullity of marriage”. The services of the Bishops Conferences and the other bodies of CEP will also take care of sharing information about the visit to the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima with the dioceses, reviewing issues related to the celebrations for the hundredth anniversary of the apparitions in 2017, and approving the Economic Report of the General Secretariat for 2015”. Lastly, the Assembly will deal with more topics, such as the canonisation of the Blessed Bartolomeu dos Mártires (1514-1590), the initiatives planned for the Year of Mercy, and appointments to national ecclesiastic offices. The meeting of the Portuguese Bishops Conference will end on 7th April with the submission of a “Final Release”.

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