Twenty-two regional and international participants have registered for the 18th Conference on Catholic Theology in the Caribbean Today which will be held in St. Lucia [ST. LUCIA 2016], June 12-18 at the newly renamed Cardinal Kelvin Felix Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre. Coming only days after snap general elections in St. Lucia, which has brought in a new government, this year’s conference under the theme “Inculturation and Indigenization: Becoming Who We Are” has attracted participants from Europe, the United States, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, the Bahamas, Curacao and host, St. Lucia.
According to conference coordinator Msgr. Patrick Anthony “To date, Trinidad & Tobago has the largest contingent of 10. There are four participants registered from the United States, 1 from Belgium, and 1 each from Jamaica, Bahamas, and Curacao. “ A number of local clergy, religious and laity are also expected to participate.
Archbishop Joseph Harris CSSp, of Port-of-Spain, one of the founders of the conference, and now the liaison between the conference and the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) will be in attendance. Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of Castries will officiate at the opening Mass of the conference on Monday June 13.