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Catholic University of Argentina convenes International Congress on 10th anniversary of Veritatis Splendor

.- In order to mark the 10th anniversary of the papal encyclical Veritatis Splendor, the Pontifical Universtity of Argentina is organizing an international theological congress in September, bringing together Catholic intellectuals from around the world.

The congress will begin on September 23 with conferences by Arcbishop Angelo Amato, Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Jose Rovai, President of the Bishops Committee on Faith and Culture, Professor Livio Melina of the John Paul II Institute of the Lateran University in Rome, and Professor Real Tremblay of the Alfonsian Academy of Rome.

Friday, September 24, will begin with a video conference led by Cardinal Angelo Scola of Venice.  A roundtable discussion will follow between Auxiliary Bishop of La Plata Antonio Marino, Professor Jean Laffitte of the John Paul II Institute of the Lateran University in Rome, Professor Juan Jose Perez Soba of the St. Damasus Theology Department of Madrid, and Professor Francisco Leocata of the Pontifical University of Argentina.

Friday afternoon will feature a video conference with Cardinal Georges Cottier, Theologian of the Pontifical Household, with a roundtable discussion to follow between Bishop Eduardo Miras, President of the Argentinean Bishops Conference, Professor Angel Rodriguez Luño of the Pontifical Univeristy of Santa Cruz in Rome, and Professor Juan de Dios Larru of the St. Damasus Theology Department of Madrid

Saturday’s panelists include Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, President of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care, with a roundtable discussion between Archbishop Estanislao Karlic, Archbishop emeritus of Parana, Professor Jaroslav Merecki of the Univeristy of Lublin, Poland, Fr. Domingo Basso, Rector emeritus of the Ponficial University of Argentina, and Professor Fernando Ortega of the Ponficial University of Argentina.

The closing address of the congress will be given by the Gran Chancellor of the Ponficial University of Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Tickets as well as further information can be obtained by writing: [email protected]


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