Tribute to Don Samuel Ruiz, Bishop Emeritus of San Cristóbal de las Casas

On January 25, 2010 the 50th anniversary of the Episcopal ordination of Don Samuel Ruiz, Bishop Emeritus of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, will be celebrated.

Within the framework of the celebration, the diocese has organized a Theological Pastoral Congress that will be held from January 20 to 23. The event will offer a space for reflection with speakers from Mexico and other countries including Pablo Richard, Mariana Gómez Álvarez Icaza, Monsignor Victor Corral and Elena Lopez. The first day’s series of speakers was scheduled to begin with Gustavo Gutiérrez, whom current bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel has referred to as the father of Liberation Theology. However, due to health related concerns Gutiérrez will not be able to attend though his prepared address will be read at the event. In addition, clergy member from several different regions of the diocese will be speaking each day reflecting of their personal experiences with Bishop Emeritus Don Samuel Ruiz and their path within the diocese.

For More Information:

The event program (in Spanish)

The San Cristóbal de las Casas diocese website (access to the text of adresses given, in Spanish

Streaming AUDIO of the event:
http://giss.tv:8000/cong_teo_past.mp3
(Copy the above url into your personal audio program, in Spanish)

Streaming VIDEO of the event:
http://www.livestream.com/50aniversario

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