Videoconference to Focus on Laity and Ecclesial Councils

VATICAN CITY, JAN. 27, 2004 ( A theologians videoconference organized by the Vatican will focus on the collaboration of the laity through diocesan and parish pastoral councils, as well as the pastoral care of shrines.

The videoconference, overseen by the Congregation for Clergy, can be followed live from Rome beginning at midday Wednesday. Catholic theology professors from around the world will participate.

The conference may be followed live or recorded on the congregation’s Web page at

Subsequently, the speakers’ original texts will be posted on the same page.