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Diocesan history in the German-speaking region has always been a focus of Erwin Gatz, director of the RIGG until 2010. We are therefore particularly pleased to draw attention to the conference to be held in Mainz on 10-11 November 2023 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Gesellschaft für mittelrheinische Kirchengeschichte. Among the illustrious speakers are Christoph Kösters, Barbara Wieland, Andreas Holzem, Bernhard Schneider, Jürgen Bärsch, Matthias Kloft and Claus Arnold.


The private trip of the lecturers and staff of the Pontifical Institute for Christian Archaeology to Reichenstein Castle on the Rhine near Bingen was a delight thanks to the sunny weather, the perfect organisation by Courtial Reisen, the hospitality of the owner of the castle, Lambert Lensing-Wolff, a descendant of Nikolaus Kirsch-Puricelli, and the competent guides by Dr Albrecht Weiland.

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The new Ratzinger Academy at the Institute for Religious Studies of the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro deals with the thought - in exegesis, ecclesiology, anthropology, aesthetics - of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. The focus is on the integration of Joseph Ratzinger's thought into the cultural dynamics of contemporary society.

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The Munich group of Görres will meet on 4 July at 6.30 p.m. in KHG Leopoldstr. 11. Dr Fabian Huber will speak on the topic "How the Barock came to Bavaria. The Theatinerkirche in Munich as a prelude to a new art and piety". Afterwards there is a meeting in a pub.

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Dr Ignacio García Lascurain Bernstorff will give a lecture on "A College for Priests in the Sign of Historicism: the Medieval Reception at Campo Santo Teutonico 1876-1893" on 20 June at 4-6pm.

Those wishing to attend by zoom should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The lecture will take place as part of the seminar by Prof. Dr. Thomas Brechenmacher (University of Potsdam).