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After thirty years at the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. MMag. DDr. Rupert Klieber will give his farewell lecture on the topic: "Bishop appointments for Austria before and after 1918 - a leap in quality? And: What is Church History for?" on 23 May 2023 at 5 p.m. in the Franz-König-Saal / Main Building of the University.


Klieber is curator of the Bischofslexikon der Habsburgermonarchie.

Prof. Dr Michael Durst, priest of the Archdiocese of Cologne, who worked at the Campo Santo Teutonico from 1977 to 1980 - at times as Erwin Gatz's assistant - and was a member of the Antiquities Section of the Görres Society for many years, will give his farewell lecture as Professor of Ancient Church History and Patrology at the Chur School of Theology on 1 June at 5.15 pm. He will speak on "On the significance of archaeological finds and findings for the early history of the diocese of Chur". Durst's publications include dogmatic and diocesan history.


On 8 March at 3 p.m. at the Pontifical College of Santa Croce in Rome there will be a lecture on the topic "Joseph Ratzinger's Elliptical Ecumenism" by Prof. Michael Root from the Catholic University in Washington.

On 24-25 March at the Phil.-Theol. Hochschule Heiligenkreuz there will be a conference on "Das Prophetische in dre Theologie von Papst Benedikt XVI. / Joseph Ratzinger" with Maximilian Heim, Christian Schaller, Jan-Heiner Tück and others.