Archbishop Mark speaks at International Conference on Catechesis at the Vatican

Archbishop Mark gave a paper recently on the new Ministry of Catechist at an International Conference on Catechesis at the Vatican (copy attached).  The Conference was attended by over a thousand people from across the globe, including a delegation of fifty from the UK, all of whom are involved in the work of communicating the faith in their home countries.  It was organised by the Dicastery for Evangelisation, and concluded with an Audience with the Holy Father.  The Holy Father’s address can be found at


Archbishop Mark stayed on in Rome after the Conference to attend a meeting of the International Council for Catechesis, a group of fifteen Bishops, Priests and Lay experts, who come together with members of the Dicastery for Evangelisation at the Holy See, to reflect on the significant challenging issues which face the Church in the communication of the faith, and to look at models of good practise for encouraging this.