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Puebla, Latin American Bishops’ Conference at
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The third general session of the Latin American Bishops’ Conference met at Puebla in Mexico from Jan 28 to Feb 13, 1979, with “Evangelization Today and Tomorrow in Latin America” as its theme. The conference was supposed to meet ten years after Medellín (1968), but the sudden death of Pope John Paul I forced it to meet a year later. The Medellín conference and the awakening it had brought to the church and to theology had encouraged high expectations, which were only partially ful…

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Collet, Giancarlo, “Puebla, Latin American Bishops’ Conference at”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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