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Tuesday, February 6, 2007


VATICAN CITY, FEB 6, 2007 (VIS) - Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity is currently participating is a seminar for Asian bishops and theologians on the theme of Pentecostalism, which is being held in Manila, Philippines from February 5 to 11. This is the last meeting of its type and on this theme following early seminars organized in 2005 and 2006 in Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Seoul, Korea.

  On February 19, Cardinal Kasper is due to deliver a lecture on spiritual ecumenism in the context of an ecumenical seminar for priests and pastoral care workers, organized by the archdiocese of Barcelona, Spain. At the meeting, the cardinal will present a new manual entitled: "A Handbook of Spiritual Ecumenism, guidelines for its implementation."

  The drafting committee of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between Catholics and Orthodox will meet in Rome from February 28 to March 3, to draw up amendments to the study text being prepared for the forthcoming plenary assembly of the commission, scheduled to be held in Ravenna, Italy, in October 2007.
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