Union of Christian Women Plan Jerusalem Meeting

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ROME, SEPT. 29, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations will celebrate 100 years of serving the Church with an assembly in the land where Jesus lived.

The WUCWO centenary assembly will be held Oct. 5-11 at the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem, a statement from the organization announced today.

WUCWO represents more than 5 million women who are active in its nearly 100 affiliated Catholic women’s organizations. The Pontifical Council for the Laity recognizes the union as a public international association of the faithful.

The group will be celebrating 100 years of “service by women, for women, for the Church and society,” the statement noted, and thus, “it is appropriate that we go to the roots of our faith — the land where Jesus walked — to encounter him in a special way.”

The opening Mass of the assembly will be celebrated by His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch.

The 500 participants will attend Sunday Mass at various Latin and Melkite parishes in order to meet “the living stones,” the Christians of the Holy Land.

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