Ecumenical symposium in Valencia on encyclical “Ut unum sint”

30 Nov 2021

The 19th Symposium of Historical Theology on the theme “Ut unum sint: The Irrevocable Journey of the Church” was held in Valencia (Spain) from 24‒26 November 2021.

Jointly organized by the Yves Congar Chair of the Faculty of Theology San Vicente Ferrer (Professor Andrés Valencia) and the Institute of Ecumenical Studies of the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), the event was presided by Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, Archbishop of Valencia, and gathered together more than forty international experts.

On 24 November Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the PCPCU, presented in direct streaming the inaugural lecture on the theme “Quanta est nobis via? The ecumenical situation a quarter century after Ut unum sint” [IT].

On the same day, Monsignor Juan Usma Gómez, Head of the Western Section of the PCPCU, spoke in direct streaming on “Ut unum sint as the harvest of ecumenical fruits”.

On 26 November Reverend Father Hyacinthe Destivelle, official of the Eastern Section of the PCPCU, spoke on the methodology of the theological dialogue with the Oriental Orthodox Churches with the theme “The path undertaken is appropriate”.

A video (scroll down) of Cardinal Koch’s lecture on “The mission of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity” [IT] was screened on the eve of the symposium within the context of a cycle of lectures on interconfessional dialogue.