Vatican City, Nov 15, 2014 / 06:17 am
One month after the intensely media-centric Synod on the Family, experts are gathering once again in the Vatican to explore man and woman's complementarity, using "new and creative language to speak to people where they are."
This is according to Helen Alvaré, professor of law at George Mason University, and communications liaison for the Humanum Colloquium, which will run from Nov. 17-19 at the Vatican.
The gathering is sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity.
The aim of the conference, Alvaré told CNA, is "to assist the entire project of the man and the woman in marriage by helping [to promote] a greater understanding of what this relationship is as a human institution." The gathering seeks to offer support for those "who hope for marriage, but sometimes despair, and for people who are struggling with it if they have it."