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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.

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After two years of Corona-related abstinence, Florian Rösch and Britta Kägler (Passau) invite all Görres members in the Munich area and interested parties to a first Munich Görres meeting - initially without a lecture. The intention is to resume lectures on a regular basis. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 28 June, at 7 pm in the garden of the "Atzinger", in the immediate vicinity of the University. The exact information will come in time before 28 June. Registration with  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is therefore desired.

The Regensburg Joseph Ratzinger Institute, in cooperation with the german Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI Foundation, organised a matinée on 18 June to mark the 95th birthday of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in the Hubertus Hall of Nymphenburg Palace in Munich. Outstanding addresses and speeches were given by Achim Buckenmaier, Christian Schaller, Nuncio Eterovic, Georg Gänswein and Marianne Schlosser (keynote speech), while Gudrun Sailer led through the programme. Thus three members of the RIGG alone were involved. The festive celebration can now be seen on KathTube.


On Thursday, 23 June, Dr Ignacio García will talk about "El Archivo del Camposanto Teutónico, una venta a una minoría en el Vaticano en la Historia Moderna y Contemporánea". The online lecture at 16.20-17.00 will take place as part of the symposium "Los archivos eclesiásticos en la construcción de la Memoria del Mundo" (UNESCO - Comité Mex. Memoria del Mundo/Centro de Conocimiento de Memoria del Mundo Vizcaínas/ Centro de Estudios de Historia de México, Fundación Carlos Slim). The opening lecture will be followed by two sessions dealing in particular with Mexican church archives (diocesan but also religious archives). Those interested may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.directly.

In Hildesheim, several university and church institutions have joined forces to offer a promising, even brilliant conference with a whole series of highlights to the interested public. The occasion is: 1000 years of the consecration of the monk Godehard as bishop of Hildesheim. Jörg Bölling (University), Monika Suchan (Cathedral Library) and Thomas Scharf-Wrede (Diocesan Archives) are in charge. The conference offers a compact introduction to the Middle Ages with lectures on art, history, manuscripts, liturgy, music, monastic culture, etc., as well as church services and visits to exhibitions.


Dr. Britta Kägler, Professor of Bavarian Regional History and European Regional History, will give her inaugural lecture at the University of Passau - delayed by Corona - on the topic of "Rethinking Education Bavaria's Education Offensive and the Founding of the University of Passau in the Educational Policy Context of the 1960s and 1970s". The lecture fits in with the 400th anniversary of the University

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