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Movimento Apostolico
Approval CEC Congo-Brazzaville
Movimento Apostolico

 

B.P.200 Brazzaville
Congo Republic
Tel.: (00242) 663.83.91

ON THE APOSTOLIC MOVEMENT
(Declaration N. 002/CEC/AP-2007/PR/07




- Gathered at Brazzaville, from 16 to 22 April 2007, for its 35 Plenary Assembly, the Congo Episcopal Conference (CEC) followed with interest the exposition of Jean –Bosco MOUANDA and the witness of Monsignor Daniel MIZONZO, bishop of Nkayi, on the Apostolic Movement, ecclesial movement of lay believers, inspired and founded 3 November 1979 at Catanzaro through Mrs. Maria MARINO.
- The Bishops and the Congo Ordinaries have been edified by the Constitution, the Denomination, the juridical Nature of the Movement with its statutes approved by the ecclesiastical Authority, and enjoying a canonical juridical personality.
They learned of its seat in Italy, Benedetto Mussolino rd., 44 – 88060 S. Maria in Catanzaro.

- In short, they appreciated the purposes of the Apostolic Movement, based of the Word of God, the Evangelisation , the Catechesis and the Apostolic promotion in the Parishes.

- Moreover, keeping into account the Decree of acknowledgement and acceptance of the Movement signed by Monsignor Daniel MIZONZO, Bishop of Nkayi; considering the witness of the General Secretary of the Congo Episcopal Conference, Member of the Movement; The President of the Congo Episcopal Conference declares what follows:

1) The Congo Episcopal President (CEC) commits himself to keep in touch with the other Bishops and Ordinaries, in order to encourage the official recognition on the Apostolic Movement in other Congo Dioceses.

2) He encourages all the Congolese students in Italy in their adhesion to the Movement and counts on them, for its future expansion in Congo; faithful to the Pope John Paul II’s guidelines, of venerate memory, on the “New Evangelisation”; to the spirit and to the charismas of the Founder Maria MARINO, with the support and the spiritual accompaniment of father Antonio BRUNO, through whom the Apostolic Movement has arrived to Congo.