ACBC delegate in Rome for women's conference
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) Office for the Participation of Women's director Kimberly Davis, has headed to Rome for the International Women's conference.
Ms Davis will have the opportunity to network with women from around the world from today until 9 February to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter on the dignity and vocation of women, Mulieris Dignitatem.
The international congress, entitled Woman and Man, the humanum in its entirety is being hosted by the Pontifical Council for the Laity.
It will feature a range of keynote speakers, panel discussions and other opportunities for reflection on the subject of women since the Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem.
The panel discussions will also be forward-looking, touching on women's responsibility and participation in building up the Church and society.
A highlight will be an audience with Pope Benedict.
Ms Davis said she was relishing the opportunity to attend an international congress of this nature.
"The opportunity to network with women from around the world regarding the importance of women's role and mission in the Church is a most exciting prospect," Ms Davis said.
"It is timely, twenty years after the apostolic letter Mulieris Dignitatem was written, to recognize the challenges facing contemporary women throughout the world while acknowledging the huge contribution women make to the building up of the Church and society.
"I look forward to listening to women and men from around the world and hope that positive strategies can be achieved which will continue to uphold the dignity of all women."
ACBC delegate to take part in international women's congress in Rome
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Pontifical Council for the Laity
6 Feb 2008