Calcutta, Goa to host Fatima Apostolate Meetings


By Matters India Reporter

Bangalore, Oct. 26, 2018: The third Asian Congress and 10th Indian National Council of The World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) will be held in Calcutta and Goa next year.

The event will take places from February 3 -5, 2019 at Seva Kendra, Kolkata, followed by in Goa, February 6-7.

It is to further spread Our Lady’s message of peace and hope.

The WAF is an International Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right, approved permanently by the Holy See on October 7, 2010. It is a movement of the Catholic Church, with millions of members around the world, who follow the requests made by the Blessed Virgin Mary to the three children of Fatima, in 1917: “Do not offend the Lord our God anymore, because He is already too much offended.”

“The message calls for sacrifice of daily duties, observance of God’s law as penance and keeping God first, daily Rosary for peace, prayers and sacrifices daily offered for the sinners and in reparation to the Eucharistic Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, through the devotion of the Five First Saturdays of the month and Consecration,” said Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore, ecclesiastical advisor of the World Apostolate of Fatima India designated by Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) of Latin Rite.

Archbishop Thomas D’Souza of Calcutta, WAF International President Prof Americo Pablo Lopez Ortiz, Archbishop Machado, Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao of Goa and Daman, Sister Mary Prema, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, Bishop Fulgence of Raiganj, Dr Celcio Dias, International Secretary, Vice Chairman India, WAF and Father Sunny Mathai Varkey Menonkattil, national president of WAF (India) are address the delegates. Delegates from the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Korea are to speak as well.

From the 174 dioceses India, at least two priests or religious or lay persons are expected to attend.

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