The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will travel to Modesto, Calif., to participate in a historic meeting of faith and social justice movement leaders organized by the Vatican’s department for Integral Human Development (IHD), the Catholic Campaign for
Human Development of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and PICO National Network. The U.S. Regional
World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM), to be held Feb.16-19, 2017, will bring together hundreds of people from various cultures and communities from across the world.
“As a pastor of a bi-lingual, urban parish, I am going to the World Meeting of Popular Movements to learn how to empower and protect the families of my community to live into their
fullest dignity in the years ahead, but also shepherd the moral conscience of our broader faith community,” said Fr. Kevin Bauman of Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church in South Bend.