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Philippines: Registration for the 5th Asian Apostolic Congress on Mercy is open

5th Asian Apostolic Congress on Mercy on October 14-19, 2024

The 5th Asian Apostolic Congress on Mercy (AACOM) will take place in Cebu, central Philippines.

The Archdiocese of Cebu will host it from October 14 to 19 at the IC3 Pavilion in Cebu City, in collaboration with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

The organizers expect about 5,000 participants to attend the event.

This event is open to all individuals, lay and religious, interested in the theme of mercy and its significance in Asian Apostolic Communities. Participants must be at least 18 years old, said Father Andrei Ventanilla, an organizer.

The conference, which aims to strengthen and promote devotion to Divine Mercy throughout Asia, has returned to the Philippines 15 years after it first occurred there.

The deadline for registration is August 15, 2024. The organizers may not accept registrations submitted after this date.
There are 1,000 spots available for participants from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, according to the Divine Mercy Philippines-Archdiocese of Cebu.

On the other hand, representatives from Cebu receive the remaining 1,000 seats.

One of the five-day event's speakers will be the Polish nun St. Faustina Kowalska, who wrote in her diary about many of the visions she saw of Jesus.

The rector of the Shrine of Saint Jean Marie Vianney in Ars, France, Father Patrice Chocholski, a well-known lecturer and theologian on the Divine Mercy message, is also scheduled to give a discourse.

AACOM, an Asian convocation of Divine Mercy enthusiasts and advocates that takes place every three years, includes cardinals, bishops, priests, monks, and laypeople.

In 2009, Manila hosted the first AACOM, and Penang, Malaysia, hosted the most recent one in 2018.

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic prevented the 5th AACOM in Hong Kong in 2021.


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