[versão portuguesa]

III Lusophone Network Consultation – Anglican Communion

(Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique)

November 22nd – 27th, 2017

“Rejoice with others when they rejoice, and be sad with those in sorrow.
Live in harmony with one another”
(Romans 12:15-16a)

From November 22nd to 27th, thirty sisters and brothers coming from Episcopal Anglican Family from Brazil, Angola, Mozambique and Portugal, together with other Anglican organisations, will meet in Porto, Portugal, for the III Consultation of the Lusophone Network of the Anglican Communion.

The consultation gathers bishops, clergy and laity from these mentioned churches and seeks to strength the fellowship among Lusophony Episcopal Anglicans. It also aims to reinforce the cooperation in mission of these churches. Together as part of the Anglican Communion, they have about 350.000 members alongside different continents in a richness of variety of cultures and traditions. The Portuguese language and the historical relationship among these churches are key elements of cultural unity that deepen the ecclesial communion and the living of the same faith in Jesus Christ.

The consultation will be nurtured by daily morning prayers and joint reflection on areas of Mission with youth and women, social development and diaconal and Christian and theological education. The theme and meaning of Lusophony will be very present during conversations, particularly as a vehicle of culture and linkage. Bishop Anthony Poggo, responsible for Anglican Communion affairs at Lambeth Palace, will bring a message to the network from the Palace. D. Jorge Pina Cabral, Bishop of the Lusitanian Church, host of this event, expressed his joy for the opportunity to celebrate the importance of the service the Lusitanian Church plays in welcoming this meeting and reinforcing the communion among members of the same church family. In addition to the programme there will be an ecumenical gathering where we share a meal with guests from the local Churches members of the Ecumenical Commission of Porto.

For further information please contact:

Diocesan Centre of Lusitanian Church – Phone +351 223754018 or comunicacao@igreja-lusitana.org