(13/10/15) One month before the opening, students and scholars who registered to the International Symposium entitled “Deus caritas est. Porta di misericordia” are from Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, India, Germany, Lebanon, New Zealand, Poland, United States and Uruguay. The Symposium will be held in Rome from 19th to 21st November, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the publication of the first encyclical of Benedict XVI. It was organized by various universities and other scientific institutions with the support of the Joseph Ratzinger –Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation. It will be held at the Pontifical Lateran University on 19th and 20th November and at the Augustinian Patristic Institute in the morning of 21st November.
Cardinals Cordes, Koch, Müller, Ranjith, Sarah and Scola, the archbishop Fisichella and the bishop Dal Covolo will make a speech. The emeritus Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, the director of the newspaper Corriere della Sera Luciano Fontana, the archbishop of Milan Angelo Scola and the bishop of Faenza Mario Toso will participate in a roundtable.