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The “Church which goes forth". Evangelii Gaudium: Reception and Perspectives

an International Meeting on Evangelii Gaudium: Reception and Perspectives

28 November 2019 - 30 November 2019 (Save to calendar)

The Paul VI Center

International Meeting


The “Church which goes forth”

Evangelii Gaudium: Reception and Perspectives


Paul VI Audience Hall, Vatican City, 28-30 November 2019


Thursday, 28 November 2019

14.00   Arrival and Registration

16.00   Prayer and Testimony: The Joy of the Gospel (EG 1-13)
(Chiara Amirante, Founder and President of Nuovi Orizzonti, Italy)

16.30   Introduction: H. E. Most. Rev. Rino Fisichella,
President of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization

16.45   Opening Lecture: Evangelii gaudium at Five Years since the First International Meeting
(H.E. Most Rev. Octavio Ruiz Arenas, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization)

17.45   Lecture: The Holy Spirit Protagonist of Evangelization (EG 34-39; 115-118)
(Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., Theologian and Former Master of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), United Kingdom)

18.30 Lecture: The Kerygma: the Center of Evangelization (EG 160-175)
(Marko Ivan Rupnik S.J., Director of the Aletti Center, Slovenia)


Friday, 29 November 2019

9.00     Prayer and Testimonies: We are All Missionary Disciples (EG 119-121)
(André and Angele Regnier, Founders of Catholic Christian Outreach, Canada)

9.45     Lecture: The People of God: Pilgrims and Evangelizers (Eg 111-134)
(H.E. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, President of Caritas International, Philippines)

10.45   Break

11.30   Lecture: The Renewal of Parish Structures (EG 25-33)
(H.E. Most Rev. Pedro Salamanca Mantilla, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Bogotà, Colombia)

12.30   Lunch time

15.30   Workshops in different languages:
The Revolution of Tenderness (EG 87-92)
Youth as “street preachers” (EG 105-107)
The Family at the Heart of Evangelization (EG 119-121)
Pastors with “the smell of their sheep” (EG 20-24)


Saturday, 30 November 2019

9.00     Prayer

9.15     Lecture: The Social Repercussions of Proclaiming the Gospel (Eg 177-185)
(Luigi Ciotti, Founder of Gruppo Abele and President of Libera, Italy)

9:30     Testimonies: Evangelii gaudium: Voices from around the World
- Social Dialogue as a Contribution to Peace (EG 238-258)
(H.E. Most Rev.  Joseph Tobji, Maronite Archbishop of Aleppo (Syria)
- Cultural Change and the New Languages (EG 40-45)
(Matthew Kelly, Founder of Dynamic Catholic, U.S.A.)
- The Evangelizing Power of Popular Piety (EG 122-126)
(Antonio Ramírez Márquez, Advisor to the Department of Mission and Spirituality of C.E.LA.M., Mexico)

11.00   Break

12.00   Audience with the Holy Father, Pope Francis

The Paul VI Center

Piazza del Sant'uffizio, Vatican city, Vatican City State