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Lecture by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household


Monday, April 28, 12:40 p.m.

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Caldwell Auditorium
Caldwell Hall, First Floor
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
DETAILS Father Raniero Cantalamessa, a Franciscan Capuchin Catholic priest, will present a lecture titled “Priestly Servants for the New Evangelization.”

Born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, on July 22, 1934, and ordained a priest in 1958, Father Cantalamessa holds a Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of Fribourg and a doctorate in classical literature from the University of Milan. He is a former professor of history of ancient Christianity and director of the Department of Religious Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan. A member of the International Theological Commission from 1975 to 1981, he was also a member of the Catholic Delegation for the dialogue with the Pentecostal Churches for 12 years. In 1980 he was appointed by Pope John Paul II as preacher to the papal household and confirmed in that position by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005. In this capacity Father Cantamalessa preaches a weekly sermon in Advent and Lent in the presence of the Pope, the cardinals, bishops, prelates of the Roman Curia, and the general superiors of religious orders.

This event is free and open to the public. To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, call 202-319-5683.

SPONSOR: The School of Theology and Religious Studies Student Association and the Graduate Student Association


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