The Church Up Close

Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis

Rome, 10-16 September 2018

Program

Monday 10th  

 

8.30 – 9.00      Registration

 

9.00 – 9.45      Getting to Know the Church Up Close 

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

 

9.45 – 11.00    Nature and Mission: What Is the Catholic Church?

Rev. Prof. Paul O’Callaghan - Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

 

11.00 – 11.30  Coffee break

 

11.45 – 13.15 The Thought of Pope Francis

Prof. Guzmán M. Carriquiry Lecour - Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America

                       

13.15 – 13.30  Greetings

Rev. Prof. Luis Navarro - Rector, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

 

13.30 – 15.00  Welcome Lunch

 

15.30 – 17.00  The Pope and the Earth
Mr. Tebaldo Vinciguerra - Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development

 

17.15 – 19.00 GUIDED TOUR: Historic Center of Rome

Mr. John and Mrs. Ashley Noronha - Professors, Art & Architecture & Communications

 

Tuesday 11th

 

8.45 – 11.00    VISIT TO ST. PETER’S BASILICA (Guided Tour)

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

 

11.30 – 12.45  FREE TIME

 

13.00 – 15.00  WORK LUNCH: The Treatment of Religion in the News Room

Guest Speaker: Mr. Francis X. Rocca -  Vatican Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal               

 

15.00 – 17.00 ENCOUNTER: The Holy Office: Myths and Reality

Rev. Tad Oxley - Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

 

17.30 – 19.00  The Catholic Church and Non-Christian Religions

Msgr. Santiago Michael - Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue
 

Wednesday 12th

 

8.30 – 11.15   PAPAL AUDIENCE (St. Peter’s Square)      

 

11.30 – 12.45 ENCOUNTER: The Future of Vatican Communications

Msgr. Lucio A. Ruiz - Vatican Secretary for Communications

 

13.15 – 15.00 WORK LUNCH: The Future of the Church in Africa

Guest Speaker: Rev. Gilbert Ndyamukama Gosbert - Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

                                                           

15.30 – 17.00  The Catholic Church and Ecumenism: Hopes and Challenges
Bishop Brian Farrell, LC - Secretary, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

                                               

17.15 – 18.45 Prospective for Economic and Financial Life of the Holy See

Msgr. Mauro Rivella - Secretary, Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (A.P.S.A.)

 

Thursday 13th  

 

9.00 – 10.30 The Holy See on the International Stage

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher - Secretary for Relations with States, Vatican Secretariat of State

 

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

 

11.15 – 12.45 The Synod of Bishops on Youth and Vocation

Bishop Fabio Fabene - Under-secretary, General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops
 

Mr. Narciso Michavila - President of GAD3 (social research and communication consultancy)

13.00 – 14.45 WORK LUNCH: The Future of the Church in Asia

Guest Speakers:

Fr. Bernardo Cervellera - Editor, Asia News

Fr. Robert McCulloch SSC - Procurator General of the Missionary Society of St. Columban

                                   

15.00 – 16.30  The Role of Women in the Church

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

 

17.30 – 19.00  ENCOUNTER AT THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR’S RESIDENCE

Diplomacy at the Holy See: An Ambassador’s Perspective

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

 

Friday 14th

 

9.00 – 10.30    ENCOUNTER AT THE VENERABLE ENGLISH COLLEGE: Training Priests for the Universal Church

Msgr. Philip Whitmore - Rector, Venerable English College

 

11.15 – 12.45 Work of the Roman Curia: Insights and Perspectives

Rev. Prof. Roberto Regoli - Pontifical Gregorian University

           

13.00 – 15.00 WORK LUNCH: Christians and the Muslim World

Guest Speaker: Prof. Farouq Wael Eissa - Università del Sacro Cuore (Milan)

 

15.30 - 17.00   Charity and Mercy at Work: the Catholic Church and Immigrants

Rev. Michael Czerny, SJ - Undersecretary of the Vatican’s Department for Migrants – Dicastery for Integral Human Development

                       

19.00 – 22.30 VISIT TO VATICAN MUSEUMS (includes dinner)

Sister Emanuela Edwards - Missionary of the Divine Revelation & Art Guide

 

Saturday 15th

 

9.15 – 10.45    The Church’s Response to Sexual Abuse 

Rev. Prof. Hans Zollner, SJ - Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

 

10.45 – 11.45 BRUNCH

 

12.00 – 13.00 BUS TRIP TO CASTELGANDOLFO

 

13.30 - 15.30 ENCOUNTER AT THE VATICAN OBSERVATORY (Castelgandolfo Papal Residence) 

The Catholic Church and Scientific Culture

Rev. Prof. Paul Mueller, SJ - Vice-director of the Vatican Observatory

 

18.30 - 19.30 BUS TRIP BACK TO ROME

          

Sunday 16th

 

9.45 – 10.30    HOLY MASS (Basilica of St. Apollinare)

11.45 -12.30    ANGELUS WITH POPE FRANCIS (St. Peter’s Square)

13.15 – 16.00 FAREWELL LUNCH (near Vatican)

Guest Speaker: Ms. Paloma García Ovejero - Vice-Director, Press Office of the Holy See

 

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