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The Calgary Diocesan Council will be hosting the Development & Peace Retreat and Assembly on April 28-30, 2017. The event will be held at the FCJ Centre, 219, 19 Avenue SW. 2017 will mark the

organization's 50th anniversary. Development and Peace was established in 1967 by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in response to Pope Paul VI's encyclical letter Populorum Progressio, which says that Development is the new word for Peace. Peace must be built daily, and it must strive towards a more perfect justice among human beings (Populorum Progressio, 76). That founding principle of Development and Peace is still maintained today.This is as relevant today, as it was 50 years ago. Mark your calendar and join us in this celebration. More details to follow soon.