Cardinal Koch visits the Theological Studium of Jerusalem

Currently, in the opening weeks of March 2021, the students and administration of the Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem, (Jerusalem School of Theology), a section of our Faculty of Theology, have been joined by six German-Muslim students of Islamic theology. The Islamic theology students will study and participate in joint lectures regarding Islam and Muslim-Christian relations with both Muslim and Christian lecturers.

The so called “Muslimisch-Christliche Werkwochen”, or "Muslim-Christian Work Weeks", are a regular component of the Jerusalem School's program. All of the students are not only studying, but eating and spending free time together, with the idea that dialogues continue or have a chance to continue after the lessons.

On Tuesday, 2 March, Kurt Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, gave a talk to the Muslim and Christian students concerning the current developments of the dialogues between the Catholic Church and the Eastern Churches and of the dialogues between the Catholic Church and the Churches of the Reformation and Neo-Pentecostal Churches.

As the President of the Pontificial Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, Cardinal Koch also gave insights into this very important dialogue.

After his lecture, Cardinal Koch spent a full hour in open discussion with the students. For many years Cardinal Koch has been a long-standing friend and supporter of the Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem, as was his predecessor Walter Cardinal Kasper.

Both the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem consider ecumenism a mission. At the conclusion of his discussion, Cardinal Koch and the students promised to encourage and support one another in their future ecumenical pursuits.

Past events

» Cardinal Casper visits the Jerusalem School of Theology
» Papal Audience for the students of the Jerusalem School of Theology

"Legacy of a presence" symposium

One year after the death of our Prof. Silvano Maggiani OSM (invited professor at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy from 1986 to 2018), the Pontifical Theological Faculty "Marianum" celebrated the memory of Fr. Maggiani with a symposium that took place online on 25 February 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

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Appointment of the Bishop of Lisala (Democratic Republic of Congo)

The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Joseph-Bernard Likolo Bokal'Etumba, of the clergy of Kinshasa, currently Secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments of the C.E.N.C.O., as Bishop of the Diocese of Lisala (Democratic Republic of Congo).
H.E. Mons. Joseph-Bernard Likolo Bokal'Etumba obtained a Doctorate in Liturgy at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy (2008-2013) with the thesis "’Sentiamus, Domine, quaesumus, tui perceptione sacramenti, subsidium mentis et corporis’ (Post Communionem du lundi de la première semaine de Carême). Salut et santé d'après l'euchologie des Messes du Temps de Carême dans le Missale Romanum, 2008”. We extend to His Excellency our best wishes for his appointment.

Notice to students - Architecture and Arts for the Liturgy

The information to take the final exam for the 2020-2021 year has been published.

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