EEA3 Stage 1: Programme and Speeches


First stage:
Meeting of national ecumenical delegates
from the Churches and Bishops' Conferences of Europe
Rome, Italy
24-27 January 2006

  "The light of Christ shines upon all.
Finding, in the crucified and risen Christ, new light
for the path to reconciliation among the Christians of Europe"


    Tuesday, 24 January 2006

  1. Opening actions
    1. Words of welcome:
    2. - Cardinal Camillo Ruini, President, Italian Bishops' Conference (CEI)
    3. - Prof. Gianni Long, President, Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI)
    4. - H.E. Metropolitan Gennadios, Orthodox Archbishop of Italy and Malta
    5. Introductions:
    6. - Rev. Jean-Arnold de Clermont, CEC President
    7. - Monseigneur Amédée Grab, CCEE President (EN - IT)

  2. The ecumenical situation in Europe
    1. Presentations:
    2. - Cardinal Walter Kasper, President, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity  (DE)
    3. - Bishop Dr Margot Kässmann, Evangelical Church in Germany (DE - EN - FR)

    Wednesday, 25 January 2006

    1. Bible Meditation and Prayer
      H.E. Bishop Armen Zakarian, Armenian Apostolic Church

  3. Signs of the light of Christ in Europe
    1. - On the way to visible unity among the churches:
    2. Revd Sven-Bernhard Fast, General Secretary,Christian Council of Sweden
    3. - The experience of new martyrs of the 20th century:
    4. Don Marco Gnavi, Diocesan Director of the Office of Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue, Rome
    5. - The Youth Meeting of the Taizé Community in Milan (video)
    6. Brother Alois, Prior of the Taizé Community
    7. - Being the Church together. Unity in diversity with black and migrant churches:
    8. Ms. Doris Peschke, General Secretary,Churches' Commission on Migrants in Europe
    9. - Ecumenical partnerships between local churches
    10. Don Giorgio Paolini and Don Vincenzo Solassi, Diocesan Directors of the Offices for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue in Pesaro and Fano respectively
    11. - The Stuttgart Meeting 2004 (video) (DE - EN - FR - IT)
    12. Dr. Joan Patricia Backs, Focolari Movement  

  4. Theme and objectives of the EEA3
    1. Introductions:
    2. - H.E. Metropolitan Daniel of Moldavia and Bucovina, Romanian Orthodox Church
    3. - Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster (DE - EN - FR)

  5. Pilgrimage in remembrance of the Apostle Paul

    1. Participation in the Vespers service concluding the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, San Paolo Fuori le Mura (St. Paul Outside-the-Walls)
    2. Homily of his Holiness Benedict XVI (DE - EN - FR - IT - PT - SP)
    3. Meeting and celebration with two local church communities

    Thursday, 26 January 2006

    1. Prayers and Bible Meditation
    2. Rev. Dr. Susan Helen Jones, Church in Wales

  6. The EEA3 Process and the National and Regional Meetings
    1. Introductions: (EN)
    2. - Monsignor Aldo Giordano, CCEE General Secretary
    3. - The Venerable Colin Williams, CEC General Secretary

  7. Audience with the Bishop of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI (EN - DE - IT - SP - PT - FR)
    1. - Rev. Jean-Arnold de Clermont, CEC President (FR)
    2. - H. E. Mgr Amédée Grab, CCEE President (EN - IT)

  8. The EEA3 Themes [see Charta Oecumenica]
    1. Introductions: (DE - EN - FR - IT)
    2. - Prof. Dr. Viorel Ionita, CEC Study Secretary
    3. - Ms. Sarah Numico, CCEE Staff

    Friday, 27 January 2006

  9. Conclusions