The Church Up Close 

Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis

Provisional Program September 7-13, 2020

Last updated: February 19, 2020 - Stay Tuned for updates! -
Information on Topics, Speakers and Times will be added as confirmed. 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Getting to Know the Church Up Close 

Rev. Prof. John Wauck - Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

 

Nature and Mission: What Is the Catholic Church?
Rev. Prof. Paul O’Callaghan - Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

The Thought of Pope Francis
Archb. Salvatore Fisichella - President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation

The Future of the Church in Asia
Speaker TBC
 

GUIDED TOUR: Historic Center of Rome

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

 

GUIDED TOUR: Visit to St. Peter's Basilica
Rev. Prof. John Wauck - Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

WORK LUNCH:

The Treatment of Religion in the News Room
Mr. Francis X. Rocca -  Vatican Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal  

ENCOUNTER: The Holy Office: Myths and Reality
Speaker TBC

The Catholic Church in Dialogue with Other Religions

Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot - President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

PAPAL AUDIENCE (St. Peter’s Square)  

ENCOUNTER: The Future of Vatican Communications
Dr. Paolo Ruffini - Prefect for the Dicastery for Communication

WORK LUNCH: The Future of the Church in Africa
Speaker TBC

The Pope and the Earth

Mr. Tebaldo Vinciguerra - Dicastery for Integral Human Development


Prospective for Economic and Financial Life of the Holy See
Msgr. Mauro Rivella - Secretary of the APSA (Administration of the  Patrimony of the Holy See)



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

The Holy See on the International Stage
Archb. Paul R. Gallagher - Secretary for Relations with States, Vatican Secretariat of State

The Church’s Response to Sexual Abuse
Rev. Prof. Peter Beer - Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

WORK LUNCH: From Outside to Inside the Vatican
Sig. Andrea Tornielli - Chief Editor of the Dicastery for Communication

The Role of Women in the Church

Prof. Ilaria Morali - Pontifical Gregorian University & International Academy of Religious Sciences

ENCOUNTER AT THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR’S RESIDENCE
Diplomacy and the Holy See: An Ambassador's Perspective

The Honorable Mrs. Sally Axworthy - Ambassador to the Holy See

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

The Work of the Roman Curia                                                         

ENCOUNTER AT THE VENERABLE ENGLISH COLLEGE
Training Priests for the Universal Church
Speaker TBC

VISIT TO VATICAN MUSEUMS (includes dinner)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12


ENCOUNTER AT THE VATICAN OBSERVATORY (Castelgandolfo Papal Residence)
The Catholic Church and Scientific Culture
Speaker TBC

 

FAREWELL LUNCH  (at Castelgandalfo)
 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

ANGELUS WITH POPE FRANCIS (St. Peter’s Square)

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