Spain: Catholic Univ. honors Pope Benedict’s 60th Jubilee

From CNA:

Catholic university to mark Pope Benedict’s 60 years in priesthood

Murcia, Spain, Mar 4, 2011 / 04:05 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- The San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia, Spain will host a worldwide congress Oct. 26-30 to honor Pope Benedict XVI on the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Cardinal Antonio Canizares, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, will preside over the event titled, “Benedict XVI: A Pope for the Third Millennium.” [They used to call Card. Canizares “Ratzingerino”.]

The Holy See recently announced its approval for the worldwide congress.

In Spring 2010, the university hosted a congress in honor of the late John Paul II, whose beatification will take place in Rome on May 1. The prestigious sculptor Venancio Blanco unveiled a bronze statue of Pope John Paul II at the 2010 congress.

Blanco will create a sculpture of Benedict XVI for the event in October, which also will be displayed permanently on campus.

Experts from around the world are expected to attend the congress to share their reflections on the life and works of Pope Benedict XVI.

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  1. Clinton says:

    It’s a wonderful idea. This Pope, like his predecessor, has written a great deal. Our
    Catholic universities (at least those that are still worthy of the name) will be spending
    decades digesting all of the documents produced by both men.

    I hope that at least one of our Catholic universities here in the states will be arranging
    something similar. After all, if Fr. Drinan can get a retrospective, surely one of
    our many Catholic institutions will be planning an event similar to the one in Murcia.

    The Holy Father’s 60th anniversary of his ordination? All the more reason for me to get
    to work on that spiritual bouquet…

  2. irishgirl says:

    Wow-this is the first time I’ve heard of anything pertaining to the Holy Father’s Diamond Jubilee of ordination!
    Viva Espana for being the first!

  3. friarpark says:

    -They used to call Card. Canizares “Ratzingerino”-

    If we have more Cardinals that are considered as such, then I am more hopeful about the short term future of the state of the Church.

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