Congress on the heritage left by John Paul II and new challenges of the third millennium in Bydgoszcz


(6/11/15) “One world, many cultures. The heritage left by John Paul II and new challenges of the third millennium”. On 5th and 6th November a meeting between various universities was held in Bydgoszcz. It was organized by the Ratzinger Study Centre with the support of the Kujawsko-Pomorska Szkola Wyzsza University.

About a hundred students and teachers attended the meeting, that opened with a long presentation of the local bishop Jan Tyrawa and a speech by Msgr. Giuseppe Scotti, president of the Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation. The most important speakers of the congress were: professor W. Sinkiewicz, from the Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun, professor A. Aidaraliev, from the University of Kirghizstan, professor O. Nesterchuk, from the State University of Moscow. A series of group works on the future of Europe and its educational and philosophical roots and on the law and the historical dimension - in the context of the teachings made by John Paul II – interested the whole participants in the two study days. Some professors from Pisa also attended the congress.