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The active history association of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart is organising a thematically very appealing and rich conference on "Monasteries, Spiritual Women's Communities and Church Foundations from the 19th Century to the Present" from 22 to 24 September in Weingarten Monastery.  Special focus is on the former Cistercian Abbey of Heggbach. The general theme is the massive ups and downs of the orders within two centuries: from the arduous revival of the orders after secularisation to the culmination of expansion before the First World War to the still unstopped rapid decline since the 1960s.

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Father Helmut Rakowski, who had been working at the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation since 2013, joined the RIGG in 2017 (in the Political Science Section of the Görres Society). Just one year later, he moved to Munich as spiritual director of the Catholic School of Journalism. Now he was elected Provincial of the German Capuchin Province in Münster. May the Capuchin Order blossom again!

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Since 2022, Ca' Foscari University in Venice has been publishing a new online journal of church history with open access, the Journal of Modern and Contemporary Christianity. Valentina Ciciliot, Giovanni Vian and Claus Arnold are responsible for the journal.  


For those who wish to continue publishing both in a printed journal and with online access, please refer to the Römische Quartalschrift, which pays young authors an honorarium.

The new newsletter of the Görres Society, published by the office in Bonn, informs about the most important events from the first half of 2022 and about plans for the second half of the year. The RIGG is represented several times, once in the article about the study trip of the Young Forum to Rome, further about the new departmental structure, finally with the announcement of a Görres webinar on the history of the Roman Institute on 13 December.


On 24 September, a public symposium of the Ratzinger Circle of Students will take place in Rome (at the Augustinianum, 3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.). The topic is: "Binding truth and further development of the Church's teaching". The speakers will be Cardinal Kurt Koch, Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer, Markus Graulich, Uwe Michael Lang and Helmut Moll.


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A conference on "Hubert Jedin (1900-1980): Storico del Concilio, cittadino di Trento" will be held in Trento on 13-14 October. Stefan Heid will speak about Jedin and his relationship to the Campo Santo Teutonico. Jedin remained closely connected to the German College of Priests from 1926 until his death. He experienced and knew six rectors, up to Erwin Gatz (+ 2011), who was even a student of Jedin's, insofar as he had attended his church history seminars in Bonn.