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April 15, 2010

Advisory Media Credentialing Open For Cultural Diversity Convocation In May

WASHINGTON—Media intending to cover the Catholic Cultural Diversity Network Convocation at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, May 6-8, can register now with the USCCB Office of Media Relations. Registration is required to gain access to the event. To register, fill out the credential form and return to Mar Muñoz-Visoso, assistant director of media relations, at; fax: 202-541-3173; or mailing address: USCCB Media Relations, 3211, Fourth Street NE, Washington, DC, 20017.

WHAT: A two-day gathering of Catholic leadership from among the many cultures and races that constitute Church membership today in the United States.

WHEN: May 6-8

WHERE: University of Notre Dame, Indiana

WHO: A cross-section of ecclesial leadership: bishops, priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers and leaders from ecclesial organizations and movements, who reflect the Church’s rich cultural, racial, and generational diversity. More than 300 participants, including near 25 bishops and archbishops, are expected to attend. Among them will be:

Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States
Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, chairman, USCCB Committee on Cultural Diversity
Archbishop Wilton Gregory, Archdiocese of Atlanta
Archbishop José H. Gomez, Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles        


  • To advance the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ priority on recognition of cultural diversity in the Church;
  • to foster a strong Catholic identity and greater unity in diversity in the Church; and,
  • to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Encuentro 2000, the Millennial multicultural celebration that took place in Los Angeles, California, during the Jubilee Year.

The Catholic Cultural Diversity Network Convocation is convened by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops through its Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church and it is co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and its Institute for Church Life, Fordham University, Boston College, De Paul University, The Catholic University of America, the Catholic Church Extension Society and many others. For more information go to the convocation’s Web site
Keywords: Cultural diversity, convocation, USCCB, bishops’ priorities, Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, University of Notre Dame


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