Media Advisory


What:

Church reform leaders from 13 countries on 4 continents will hold a prayer vigil to demonstrate support for the Inverted Pyramid model of Church advocated by Pope Francis. This model puts the Pope at the bottom, and the people of the Church at the top.

When:

14.30 hrs, Friday, November 4, 2016

Where:

Caius Cestius Pyramid, Via Raffaele Persichetti, Roma

Event Summary:

In an address on 17 October 2015, Pope Francis said the structure of the Catholic Church should be an “inverted pyramid,” with the Pope at the bottom, the Cardinals and Bishops just above him, and the people of the Church at the top. This would revolutionize how the Church is governed. The concept is strongly resisted by many Church leaders.
Sigrid Grabmeier, Chair of International Movement We Are Church (IMWAC), the group sponsoring the Vigil, said, “IMWAC believes so strongly in the model proposed by Pope Francis that we are opening our meeting with a public witness of our support. We will work and pray every day to make this vision reality.”

Contacts:

Christian Weisner, Europe, Media Contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
+49 172 5184082
Colm Holmes, Ireland, Event Organizer. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
+353 86 6063636
Marianne Duddy-Burke, US, Media Coordinator. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
+1 617 669 7810