Monday, August 18, 2014

Third Day Of WACOM Bogota 2014 - A Festival Of Mercy

On the third day of World Apostolic Congress on Mercy we have moved to the open space of Colegio San Pedro Claver at Fontibon district of Bogota City. The entrance was open to anybody, it was a Divine Mercy invitation day for all inhabitants of Bogota. We started the day as usual with Laudes, proceeding with talks from various speakers, confessions for all participants and the Holy Mass presided by His Eminence, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa from Santiago de Chile, one of the nine Cardinals to assist Holy Father in the governance of the Holy Church.

In the afternoon we had an artistic part of the Festival of Mercy with songs, inculturation and dances. Then a talk from Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta of archdiocese of Sao Sebastaio do Rio de Janeiro, Divine Mercy chaplet led by Polish Pallotine missionary Fr. Mariusz Mączka from Medellin, Colombia and an Eucharistic Adoration led by the Papal Nuncio in Colombia, Archbishop Ettore Ballestrero.

Finally, in the evening there was a special meeting of Cardinals, Bishops, continental and national coordinators. As I wrote in the previous post, I had an honor to give a short presentation on Divine Mercy in Tanzania.


Here are some photos I took on that day to show you the ambiance and the festive nature of the day.

Cardinal Errazuriz - the papal delegate for the Congress

Sharing a little chat with the French Sister miraculously healed
 through the intercession of the Holy Father John Paul II

Cardinal Tempesta from Rio de Janeiro giving his talk

Polish Pallotine Father Mariusz Mączka from Medellin leading the chaplet

Fr. Mariusz and Pallotine superior with the volunteer

Pallotine Fathers from Rwanda - Fr. Stanisław Filipek and Fr. Jean Nepomucene
Fr. Stanisław in talk with Bishop Martin Ouzukwu from Nigeria

Cardinal Errazuriz
Cardinal Christoph Schonborn - the president of WACOM

Archbishop Ettore Balestrero - the Papal Nuncio in Colombia imposing a Eucharistic blessing
Meeting of Cardinals, Bishops, continental and national coordinators of WACOM

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