EUROPE/GERMANY - Proclaiming the Gospel to the university world: European Congress

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Munich (Agenzia Fides) – About 60 delegates from the Episcopal Conference of Europe, representing Bishops, national directors for university pastoral ministry, university chaplains and ecclesial associations and movements operating in the university world, will participate in the Congress to be held in Munich (Germany) from 27 to 30 January 2011, on the theme: “Formation, education and Gospel” - Prospects for university pastoral care in Europe. At the meeting promoted by the Council for the Episcopal Conference of Europe (CCEE), the Congregation for Catholic Education and the Pontifical Society for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People will also attend. The goal of the meeting is primarily and above all to gather and evaluate the experience of the past and reflect upon the options and the priorities for future collaboration on university pastoral ministry in Europe, also considering the many changes wrought by the Bologna process - a reform that sanctioned the harmonization of higher education systems in Europe and has many consequences for the Church's work in European universities. Subsequently, the attendees will try to see which are the privileged areas where the lived faith and theological reflection are able to enter into a lively dialogue with scientific thinking. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 20/1/2011)