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TOMSK, Oct 7 – RIA Tomsk.
Vatican Ambassador to Russia Giovanni d'Aniello comes to Catholic bishops
conference, which is held on October 12 and 13 in Tomsk and devoted to
interaction with authorities and work of Catholic youth organizations; bishops
from Moscow, Saratov, Irkutsk and Novosibirsk also visit region, Alina
Baginskaya, fundraiser of Tomsk Catholic parish, told.
According to her, the conference of Catholic bishops
in Russia takes place twice a year. Catholic bishops from all over the country
take part in it.
"This is a very important event and a great honor
for our parish – to receive such high guests. The conference will be attended
by bishops of four Catholic dioceses, the apostolic nuncio (Vatican ambassador
to Russia) Giovanni d'Aniello will arrive," Baginskaya said.
The interlocutor explained that the conference will be
held in Tomsk for the first time. Bishops from Moscow, Saratov, Irkutsk and
Novosibirsk will discuss the work of youth Catholic organizations, interaction
with the authorities, representatives of other religions and pastoral
On October 9 and 10 the bishops will visit Novosibirsk
before the meeting in Tomsk, where they will take part in the celebration of
the 30th anniversary of the restoration of Catholic structures in Russia.