Tuesday 21 April

 
8,30    Opening remarks
Lorella Congiunti
           Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican City
8,40    Introduction to the Congress 
Klaus Krämer
           President of Missio, Aachen, Germany
 
 
I session
moderator
Giovanni Ancona
Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Pontifical Urbaniana University,
Vatican City
The Vatican Ecumenical Council II:
a new springtime of the Church and of Mission
 
9.00    The world of missions at the threshold of the Council
Fidel Gonzalez Fernandez - Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican City      
9.30    The pre-preparatory and the preparatory phase of the Council in a missionary perspective 
Sandra Mazzolini - Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican City
10.00 The contribution of the world of missions in the genesis of the Ad Gentes text 
Steven Bevans - Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, USA

10.30-11.00   break
 
II session
 moderator
Luisa Melo Leyton - Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Vatican City
The Council’s response to the call of
announcement of the Gospel 
 
11.00 The Decree Ad Gentes: the answers to problems and new requests to Churches
Gianni Colzani - Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican City
11.30 The extroversion of the Church: the new missionary perspective in the Council event and its documents 
Fabrizio Bosin - Pontifical Faculty of Theology, Marianum, Italy
12.00 DEBATE
15.30 Mysterium salutis: The countenance of Christ in evangelisation
Roger Schroeder - Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, USA
16.00 Mission and Morals
Cataldo Zuccaro - Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican City
 
III session
moderator
Benedict Kanakappally
Dean of the Faculty of Missiology, Pontifical Urbaniana University
Vatican City
The reception of Ad Gentes in missionary territories
 
16.30 Pastoral care and catechetical renewal in the post conciliar missions
Luciano Meddi - Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican City
17.00 Liturgical and ecclesiological renewal of post conciliar missions
Angelo Muroni - Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican City
17.30 DEBATE
 
wednesday 22 april
 
8.30    A new season for the Religious missionary Congregations           Baawobr Richard Kuuia - Superior General, Missionaries of Africa, Ghana
9.00    New structures and new organisation: the missionary Canon Law
Jean Yawovi Attila - Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican City
9.30    The local Churches and the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples: new perspectives
Savio Hon Tai Fai - Bishop, Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Vatican City
10.00-10.30   BREAK
 
IV session
moderator
Nzenzili Lucie Mboma
Vice-President, International Association of Catholic Missiologists, I.A.C.M.
Fifty years of missionary progress
 
10.30 The Popes of the missions: from Paul VI to Benedict XVI. Evolution of the magisterium on missio ad gentes
Mario Luigi Grignani - Ecumenism and interreligious dialogue in missionary territories  
11.00 The change within the world: new geopolitical scenarios and new social perspectives interrogate Mission
Léonard Santedi Kinkupu - Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Congo, Congo
11.30  Inculturation and the new missionary theology  
John F. Gorski - Universidad Católica Boliviana, Cochabamba, Bolivia
12.00 DEBATE
15.30        Ecumenism and interreligious dialogue in missionary territories 
Gaetano Sabetta - Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican City
16.00 The theological orientation and the urgency of evangelisation
Francis Vincent Anthony - Pontifical Salesian University, Italy
16.30 The challenge for Mission by ideologies and new philosophical visions
Ardian Ndreca - Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican City
17.00 Panel Discussion - Ad Gentes and Cross-Cultural Translation
José Mario Francisco - Loyola School of Theology, Manila, The Philippines
Norbert Hintersteiner - Università di Münster, Germany
 
thursday 23 april
 
V session
moderator
Luigi Sabbarese
Decano della Facoltà di Diritto Canonico
Pontifical Urbaniana University,
Vatican City
The protagonists of the missionary pathway 
 
8.30    The local Church from ad gentes to inter gentes. The people of God: the Diocese, the parochial community, the basic Christian communities, the poor
Selvister Ponnumuthan - Bishop of Ponalur, India
9.00    The Bishops and the clergy: missionary prospects in formation and pastoral care 
Luis Antonio Tagle - Cardinal, Archbishop of Manila, The Philippines
9.30    Consecrated men and women for the mission
Gloria Kenyuyfoon Wirba - Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican City
10.00 The lay people: the family, women, young people
Bernardeth Caero - Faculty of Theology "San Pablo",  Cochabamba, Bolivia
10.30-11.00    BREAK
11,00  The non-Christians: concern and dynamism of Mission
Giovanni Frizzi - Mission of Maua, Mozambique
11,30 The global world and its new challenges: religious pluralism and cohabitation among peoples, from inculturation to inter-culture 
Markus Luber - Institut für Welkirche und Mission, Frankfurt, Germany
12,00 DEBATE
 
VI session
moderator
Protase Rugambwa
Bishop, Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples
Vatican City
The current missionary panorama:
for a Mission ad gentes
 
15,30 The Pontifical Missionary works: perspectives for the future
Jan Dumon - National Director of Pontifical Mission Societies for Belgium, Belgium
16,00  The global world and its new challenges: urbanisation, migrations, postmodernity
Andrew G. Recepcion - President, International Association of Catholic Missiologists, IACM
16,30   Mission in Evangelii Gaudium    
Fernando Filoni - Cardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Vatican City
17,00 Conclusion
Alberto Trevisiol - Rector of the Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican City
17.30   Concert by Gianni Aversano
“On the road where the mystery of the word of God is born”
Popular traditional songs