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2019, Nov 28 - 2019, Nov 30
The “Church which goes forth". An International Meeting on Evangelii Gaudium: Reception and Perspectives

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)

17.15   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)

18.00 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

8.30     Prayer

8.35     Short Film: The World Day of the Poor

8.45     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)

10.30   Break

11.00   Musical Interlude: Catechesis through Music

12.00   Audience with the Holy Father, Pope Francis