VATICAN CITY, DEC. 10, 2012 (Zenit.org).–  On Sunday evening, the International Congress “Ecclesia in America” on the Church in the American continent was inaugurated with a Eucharistic celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica. The congress was organized by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the Knights of Columbus in collaboration with the Institute for Guadalupan Studies, and will be inspired by the work of the Synodal Assembly, convoked by Blessed Pope John Paul II in November and December 1997, entitled “Encounter with the living Jesus Christ: The way to conversion, communion and solidarity in America”.

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