Bishop’s Visit to Rome

About His Recent Visit to Rome, Our Bishop Dabula Anthony Mpako wrote following:

“From the 2nd to the 16th of September 2012 I had the privilege of attending the course for recently ordained bishops in Rome, Italy. It brought together all the bishops ordained in the last two years from the missionary dioceses that fall under the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples (Propaganda Fide). There were ninety (90) bishops in total from Africa, South America, Asia, The Caribbean and Eastern Europe. While we had a rather hectic programme of talks and group discussions, the course proved to be a very good and enlightening experience.

Besides it being a wonderful experience of coming together with other bishops from all over the world and having a practical experience of the catholicity of our Church, it provided us with a good introduction to the work of the different offices of the Holy See. I now have a clearer understanding of how the Church operates at that level and how I as a local Ordinary fit into the system. Of course, the climax for all the newly ordained bishops gathered in Rome was the meeting with the Holy Father in his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo.”