SENEGAL will welcome us with Madame Zahra Iyane Thiam Diop, Minister Counsellor to the President of the Republic and with a long history of working with Muslim and Catholic women to promote peace and development in the democratic social fabric.
The HOLY SEE will be represented by Dr. Linda Ghisoni, Undersecretary of the Lay Sector of the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life, one of the most senior women recently appointed by Pope Francis in the structure of the Vatican Curia.
WUCWO President General, Maria Giovanna Ruggieri, the Ecclesiastical Assistant, Father Gerard Whelan, SJ and the Secretary General, María Lia Zervino, Servidora, were received on April 11 from the Under Secretary for the Laity, Dr. Linda Ghisoni, and the Under Secretary for Life, Dr. Gabriella Gambino, together with Grazia Villani.
The most important WUCWO event, the General Assembly, is about to take place. Senegal is waiting for us!
Please be informed that the deadline for registering to WUCWO General Assembly has been extended until June 1st, 2018.
The countdown to the registration has already started and we have less than a month to register for it. Deadline: May 1, 2018.
The General Assembly in Dakar, from 15 to 22 October 2018, will welcome its participants with a splendid airport recently inaugurated by the President of Senegal, His Excellency Macky Sall.
There are less than 8 months left before a new big international WUCWO event can take place: the DAKAR GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
For the first time in this millennium, our African sisters are waiting for us so that Catholic women from very different places, cultures and ages can live together an ecclesial experience, a synodal encounter, as the Holy Father has asked us to do.
Thousands of Senegalese women, the Church and the local government prepare the Assembly.
On 10 February, the official launch of WUCWO's preparations for the Assembly was a success. The Church and civil authorities as well as a large number of Catholic and Muslim women participated.
The most important and beautiful of WUCWO events is now open to women members from all over the world.
Please find below the brochure with all the information about the upcoming General Assembly.
THE NEXT WUCWO GENERAL ASSEMBLY
in Dakar, Senegal, will be called:
WUCWO Women, Carriers of “living water”
to a world which thirsts for Peace
15 - 22 OCTOBER 2018