Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (CELAM)

Conseil épiscopal latinoaméricain
Latin American Episcopal Council
Conselho Episcopal Latinoamericano

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2 Nov 1955, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Statutes approved 9 Nov 1974; revised 2005. Original title: Latin American Episcopal Council -- Conseil épiscopal latinoaméricain -- Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano -- Conselho Episcopal Latinoamericano. Subsequently changed name to: Latin American Episcopal Conference -- Conférence épiscopal latinoaméricain -- Conferencia Episcopal Latinoamericana -- Conferência Episcopal Latinoamericana.


Act as contact, reflection and cooperation body for the Episcopal Conferences of Latin America, which are represented therein by their Presidents and delegates; study problems of interest to the Church in Latin America, with a view to finding appropriate solutions; coordinate Catholic activities in the continent to ensure maximum efficiency; promote and maintain, directly or indirectly, initiatives and activities of common interest.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 15 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 20 countries
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Subjects *

  • Religious Practice
    • Bishops

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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26. Sep 2019
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