Program of the

Fourth International Theological Congress

 

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Tuesday 21 September 2021

The wisdom of the Cross and the challenges of cultures

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8:30

Registration and delivery of the Congress folder

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9:00

The session is chaired by Card. Joao Braz De Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

Moderator: Fr Ciro Benedettini, President of the Centenary Jubilee Enthronement of the Crucifix and prayer

Greeting by the Rector of the University, Prof. Vincenzo Buonomo

Presentation : Fr. Fernando Taccone, director of the Congress

Prolusion : “ The wisdom of the cross is a way of reconciliation in a plural world “, Most Reverend Fr Rego Joachim, Passionist Superior General

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10:45

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Report : “ The wisdom of the cross and the challenges of cultures “ :

Biblical aspect : Prof. Antonio Pitta, biblical scholar, Pro-Rector of the Pontifical Lateran University

Theological aspect : Prof. Tracey Rowland, John Paul II Chair of Theology at the University of Notre Dame of Australia

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12:30

Lunch break

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14:30

Secretariat open

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14:30

Opening of the Exhibition of the Passion of Christ and Exhibition of the socio-apostolic activity of Dr. Frechette P. Richard CP in Haiti supported by the Francesca Rava Foundation

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15:00

Language sections: The Wisdom of the Cross as a factor of provocation and challenge in today’s cultural areopagus. Single theme declined according to the different linguistic and cultural areas

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Italian section:

Moderator: Prof. Giuseppe Marco Salvati OP, Pontifical Angelicum University

Report : “ The wisdom of the Cross: crossroads of pastoral discernment “ , Prof. Paolo Asolan, Dean of the Pastoral Institute Redemptor Hominis of the Pontifical Lateran University

Communications and dialogue

to) “ The Cross in the Letter to the Ephesians: a unifying force in a fragmented society and in the divided Church “ , Prof. Waldemar Linke CP, Cardinal Stefano Wyszyński University in Warsaw

b) “ Cross and seeds of the Logos: foundations of Christian culture in Justin “ , Prof. Gianni Sgreva CP, Director of the magazine The Wisdom of the Cross

c) “ The dimensions of freedom in the mystical experience of Paul of the Cross “ , Prof. Tito Di Stefano CP, University of Perugia

d) “ Simon Weil: The mystique of waiting “ , Prof. Maurizio Buioni CP, former Pontifical Lateran University

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English section:

Moderator: Prof. Paul Francis Spencer CP

Relationship: “ What the contemporary ecumenical quest on the Church can learn from the Wisdom of the Cross and the Theology of the Cross? “ , Prof. Ala-Opas Taneli, Pastor of the Lutheran Church of Finland

Communications and dialogue

to) “One Flesh for the Life of the World? How Can a Singular Human Death Redeem all of Humanity? “, Prof. Thomas Joseph White OP, Pontifical Angelicum University

b) Let us begin with Christ, Let us begin with his Cross “. The Centrality of Christ Crucified in the Writings of St John Henry Newman“, Prof. Donna Orsuto, Pontifical Gregorian University

c) Wisdom of Scientia Crucis in the Writing of Edith Stein, Prof. Shahid Mobeen, Pontifical Urbaniana University

d) The daily cross: an apostolic magnet “, Dr. James Mwaura, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

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French section:

Moderator: Prof. Valdrini Patrick, former rector of the Pontifical Lateran University

Report : “Think the avenir du christianisme dans un monde globalisé Le point de vue de Stanislas Breton “, Prof. Mvumbi Ngumba Pierre CP, Université Saint’Augustin of Kinshasa

Communications and dialogue

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c) “ La Croix, Lieu de Rencontre des Cultures “, Prof. Elie Muahasa CP, Université Pédagogique Nationale of Kinshasa; Université Saint’Augustin of Kinshasa

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Spanish Section:

Moderator: Prof. José Luis Quintero CP

Report : “ The sabiduría pascual frente a las “cruces” de la sociedad contemporánea “ ,

Prof. Carlos Maria Galli, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina

Communications and dialogue

to) “Blanquear los vestidos en la sangre del Cordero. Claves desde el Apocalipsis para una Theologia Crucis of the siglo XXI, Prof. Tarcisio H. Gaitán CP, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín-Colombia

b) “ Cruz y fe en contexto contemporáneo ”, Prof. Philip Goyret, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

c) Sabiduría de la cruz y religious afrontamiento before the persistencia del sufrimiento “, Prof. Lluis Oviedo OFM, Pontifical Antonianum University

d) “Buscar a Dios en sí or buscar a sí en Dios: the específico de la vida espiritual cristiano a la luz del séptimo capítulo del segundo libro de la Subida at Mount Carmel de san Juan de la Cruz”, Prof. Emilio José Martínez González, OCD, Pontifical Theological Faculty Teresianum.

 

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17:30

Round table in assembly with the Moderators of the Sections

Moderator: Prof. Vincenzo Battaglia OFM, Pontifical Antonianum University

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18:30

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20:30

SS. Giovanni e Paolo, Concert on the songs of the Passion, Choir of the Diocese of Rome directed by M ° Marco Mons. Frisina.

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Wisdom of the cross in the promotion of humanism and interreligious dialogue

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8:30

Secretariat open

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9:00

The session is chaired by Card. Gualtiero Bassetti, President of the CEI.

Morning prayer

Moderator: Prof. Lubomir Zak, Pontifical Lateran University

Report : “ The Wisdom of the Cross and the promotion of integral humanism “. Card. Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot MCCJ, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Report : “ The Wisdom of the Cross: ecological problems and the challenges posed to religions in a secularized world “, Prof. Maria Isabel Pereira Varanda, Portuguese Catholic University

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Moderator : Prof. Denis Biju-Duval, Pontifical Lateran University

Report: The joy of the Gospel and the ethics of the cross: biblical reflections on Pope Francis’ pastoral theology “ , Prof. Donald Senior CP, President Emeritus Catholic Theological Union of Chicago

Report : “ Proclaim the Word of the Cross in a changing world “. Prof. Carla Roverselli, Rome University of Tor Vergata

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11:00

Dialogue on the two relations

Moderator : Prof. Denis Biju-Duval, Pontifical Lateran University

Report: The joy of the Gospel and the ethics of the cross: biblical reflections on Pope Francis’ pastoral theology “ , Prof. Donald Senior CP, President Emeritus Catholic Theological Union of Chicago

Report : “ Proclaim the Word of the Cross in a changing world “. Prof. Carla Roverselli, Rome University of Tor Vergata

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12:30

Lunch break

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14:30

Secretariat open

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15:00

Language sections:

The mystery of suffering: obstacle or path to the search for

wisdom in religions?

Unique theme declined according to the different linguistic and cultural areas

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Italian section:

Moderator: Prof. Angela Sr. Maria Lupo CP, Pontifical Urbaniana University

Report : “ Re-reading of suffering in the Abrahamic-Christian tradition “, Prof. Frédéric Manns OFM, Biblical Sciences and Archeology of Jerusalem

Communications and dialogue

to) “ First image of God in Chinese culture “, Prof. Zhao Hontgoo, Pontifical Urbaniana University

b) “ The crucifixion of Jesus presented in medieval Arab-Restian literature “ , Prof. Diego Sarrio Cucarella, Dean of the Pontifical Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies

c) “ The meaning of Jesus’ death beyond the sacrificial interpretations “, Prof. Nicola Ciola, Pontifical Lateran University

d) “ For a kenotic theology of peoples that starts with the election of Israel “, Prof. Adolfo Lippi CP, formerly of the Pontifical Antonianum University

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English section:

Moderator: Prof. Welle Father Jason, OFM, Director of the Pontifical Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies

Report:

Redemption and suffering: in dialogue between Islam and Christianity “, Prof. Sihem Djebbi, Professor of Political Science and International Relations in Paris

Communications and dialogue

to) “ A Crucified God? Christian anthropological considerations and the challenge of Islam “ , Prof. Joseph Ellul OP, Pontifical Angelicum University

b) “ Night “: The potential of a symbol for universal dialogue “, Prof. Iain Matthew OCD, Pontifical Theological Faculty Teresianum

c) Image of the Cross and inculturation. The Syro-Malabar Tradition ”, Prof. McNamara Edward LC, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum.

d) “Human suffering and Liberation from a Hindu Perspective” , Prof. Benedict Kanakappally, Vice Rector of the Pontifical Urbaniana University

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Spanish Section:

Moderator: Prof. Xabier Larrañaga Oyarzabal, CML, Dean of the Clarettianum

Report :

El sufrimiento de las víctimas y de la tierra: revelación del sufrimiento de Dios “, Prof. Maria Clara Lucchetti Bingemer, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Communications and dialogue

to) “ María y la sapientia crucis en la vida espiritual of the priest ”, P. Florián Rodero LC; Prof. Emérito de Mariología of the Ateneo Regina Apostolorum

b) El misterio del sufrimiento en la mística popular: una espiritualidad in the plural , Prof. Maria Jolanda Valero Cardenas, Pontifical Urbaniana University

c) “A Christophany, memory passionis en la Samaritan praxis. Desire an intercultural and interreligious perspective “, Prof. Antonio G. Fidalgo CSSR, Alphonsian Academy

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French section:

Moderator: Prof. Emile Kouveglo, Pontifical Lateran University

Report : Regarder le monde a partir de la croix: scandale ou sagesse face au mystère de la souffrance “ , Prof. Léonard Santedi, Rector of the Catholic University of Congo

Communications and dialogue

to) Souffrance du Crucifié et souffrance du chrétien: l’exemple de la spiritualité victimale de Mgr Gaston de Ségur (1820-1881) “, Prof. Laurent Touze, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

CP, Université Pédagogique Nationale of Kinshasa; Université Saint’Augustin of Kinshasa

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17:30

Panel discussion with the Moderators of the Sections. Moderator : Prof. Riccardo Ferri, Dean of the Theology Faculty of the Pontifical Lateran University

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Thursday 23 September 2021

Wisdom of the cross in the new scenarios of Evangelization

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8:30

Secretariat open

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9:00

The session is chaired by S.E.Card. Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Morning prayer

Moderator: Prof. Denis Biju-Duval, Pontifical Lateran University

Report : The joy of the Gospel and the ethics of the cross: biblical reflections on Pope Francis’ pastoral theology “ , Prof. Donald Senior CP, President Emeritus Catholic Theological Union of Chicago

Report : “ Proclaim the Word of the Cross in a changing world “. Prof. Carla Roverselli, Rome University of Tor Vergata

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Moderator : Prof. Denis Biju-Duval, Pontifical Lateran University

Report: The joy of the Gospel and the ethics of the cross: biblical reflections on Pope Francis’ pastoral theology “ , Prof. Donald Senior CP, President Emeritus Catholic Theological Union of Chicago

Report : “ Proclaim the Word of the Cross in a changing world “. Prof. Carla Roverselli, Rome University of Tor Vergata

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11:00

Dialogue on the two relations

Moderator : Prof. Denis Biju-Duval, Pontifical Lateran University

Report: The joy of the Gospel and the ethics of the cross: biblical reflections on Pope Francis’ pastoral theology “ , Prof. Donald Senior CP, President Emeritus Catholic Theological Union of Chicago

Report : “ Proclaim the Word of the Cross in a changing world “. Prof. Carla Roverselli, Rome University of Tor Vergata

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12:30

Lunch break

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14:30

Secretariat open

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15:00

Language sections:

The “outgoing” church between new challenges and crucial emergencies: family and young people, human beings and post-modernity, digital culture, existential peripheries, integral ecology.

Single theme declined in the different linguistic and cultural areas

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Italian section:

Moderator: Prof. Marcella Farina FMA, Pontifical University Auxilium

Report :

Posthumanism and the wisdom of the Cross “, Prof. Carlo Maria Baldini CP, Toniolo Institute of Religious Sciences of Pescara

Communications and dialogue

to) The post-modern atmosphere and the grace of the cross “, Prof. Tiziano Tosolini, Researcher at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture in Nagoya, Pontifical Gregorian University

b) “ The Gospel of the Cross and the techno-human condition “ , Prof. Marco Staffolani CP, Pontifical Lateran University

c) “The existential peripheries and the Church in some television series. The case of Suburra“, Prof. Tito Paolo Zecca CP, former professor at the Pontifical Antonianum University

d) “ The Passionist charism for a better future with the laity “, Fr. Antonio Brambilla National Assistant Lay Passionist Family

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English section:

Moderator: Prof. Martin Coffey CP

Report: Welcoming the “other” and the stranger “, Prof. John Kathoka Multengi CP, UN Sector Executive Director

Communications and dialogue

to) “ The Law of the Cross and the Dark Night of Culture “, Prof. Paul O’Hara, Sophia University Institute

b) The Cross and the “Orientation” of Christian Identity “, Prof. Deglan O’Byrne, Sophia University Institute

c) “The Future of Religions in the Digital Era. A Critical Study on the Phenomen of Religious Violence.“, Prof. Valentinus Saeng CP, Widya Sasana Philosophical and Theological Institute of Malang Indonesia

d) “ Speaking of God’s Love And Passion, -Between Mystery, Understanding and Imagination “ , Prof. Mark Robin Hoogland CP, Utrecht University

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Spanish Section:

Report : Digital culture: between communication and isolation “, Prof. Martin Carbajo Nunez OFM, Pontifical Antonianum University

Communications and dialogue :

to) “The Misión Pasionista realized for ya centenary magazine El PASIONARIO” , Prof. José Luis Quintero Sánchez CP, Regina Apostolorum of Madrid dependent on the Pontifical University of Salamanca

b) “ La belleza y el dolor. The aesthetic elaboration of the sacrifice and the proclamation of the gospel, Prof. Antonio Cabello Escudero SDB, Pontifical Salesian University

c) “El abandono del hombre contemporáneo: entre desconexiones y mediaciones (The abandonment of contemporary man between disconessions and mediations “), Prof. Cristina Montoya, Sophia University Institute

d) “The first Passionist publication. Meditations on the Passion of St. Paul of the Cross “, Camerino, 1750, Prof. Antonio Maria Artola CP, E about Deusto-Bilbao University, Spain

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French section:

Moderator: Fr. Wellington Santos Pires CP

Report: La souffrance de la création et la promotion d’une écologie intégrale ” (Rom 8: 18-22), Dr. Fabien Revol, Catholic University of Lyon

Communications and dialogue

to) Cour des Gentils “, Mons. Carlo Maria Polvani, Director, Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture

b) “ Annoncer Jésus Crucifié, échec apparent ou réel de la mission chrétienne, Prof. Samuel Komlanvi Amaglo SDB, Pontifical Salesian University

c) Le Crucifié, révélation de la sagesse divine comme salut (1 Cor 1: 18ff) , Prof. Gèrard Rossé, Sophia University Institute

d) “ The pedagogie de la Croix pour the accomodation et la plénitude de la vie chrétienne “, Sr Martha Séide FMA, Professor at the Pontifical Faculty of Education “Auxilium”

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17:30

Panel discussion with the Moderators of the Sections.

Moderator : P rof.ssa Lorella Congiunti,

Pontifical Urbaniana University

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Friday 24th September 2021

Wisdom of the cross in the charism of St. Paul of the Cross for the present and future of the world

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8:30

Secretariat open

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9:00

Chair the session the Most Reverend USG President Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Morning prayer

Moderator : Mother Maria D’Alessandro, Superior General Passionist Sisters of Saint Paul of the Cross

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Report : “ The Wisdom of the Cross in the charism of St. Paul of the Cross for the present and future of the world “

Em.mo Card . Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson , Prefect for the Dicastery for Integral Human Development

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10:00

Report : A charism among charisms for a church open to the future “,

Prof. Robin Ryan CP, Catholic Theological Union of Chicago

 

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Moderator : Prof. Denis Biju-Duval, Pontifical Lateran University

Report: The joy of the Gospel and the ethics of the cross: biblical reflections on Pope Francis’ pastoral theology “ , Prof. Donald Senior CP, President Emeritus Catholic Theological Union of Chicago

Report : “ Proclaim the Word of the Cross in a changing world “. Prof. Carla Roverselli, Rome University of Tor Vergata

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11:00

Report : “ St. Paul of the Cross: relevance of a “prophetic” charism,

Prof. Octavio Mondragon Alanis CP, Simón Bolivar University in Mexico City

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11:45

Report : “The memory of the Passion in the founding charism of Saint Paul of the Cross. Origin and development ,

Prof. Cristiano Massimo Parisi CP, ISSR Mater Ecclesiae (Angelicum)

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12:30

Lunch break

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14:30

Secretariat open

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15:00

The Wisdom of the cross is a light and a way of fullness of life

Panel discussion: representatives of the Passionist Family

Moderator: Fr. Ciro Benedettini CP, I General Councilor

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18:00

Eucharist in S. Giovanni in Laterano , Fr. Joachim Rego, Passionist Superior General, presides.

Diocese of Rome choir, M ° Marco Mons. Frisina

End of Congress