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Remembering Benedict XVI: Life, Teaching, Legacy

Marking the first anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's passing, EWTN will partner with the Fundatio Christiana Virtus and the Vatican Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI foundation and broadcast a conference on the late Pope's life, teaching, and legacy. On the 30th and 31st of December, scholars, experts, and friends of Joseph Ratzinger will convene in the Campo Santo Teutonico next to St. Peter's Basilica and talk about Pope Benedict XVI's impact on the Church and society. 

The schedule is as follows:

December 30th: 

  • At 9:00 AM, Benedict XVI, Memory and Legacy, will be the first session, with Prof. Vincent Twomey and P. Federico Lombardi, S.J., serving as moderators. The focus will be on Benedict XVI's enduring contributions to ecclesiastical life.
  • Continuing at 11:00 AM, 'The Center of His Theology: Jesus Christ' will be discussed by Card. Gerhard Ludwig Müller and Prof. Matthew Bunson illuminating the Christological focus of Benedict XVI's theology.
  • The day concludes at 3:00 PM with 'His Death in the Light of Eternal Life,' featuring Card. Kurt Koch and Prof. Ralph Weimann. 

December 31st: 

  • A Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 AM in St. Peter's Basilica, offering attendees a moment of solemn contemplation and worship.
  • At 10:00 AM, Archbishop Georg Gänswein will present 'His Last Years,' imparting insights into the final period of Benedict XVI's life and his ongoing legacy.

This invitation is extended to individuals who desire to engage with the profound legacy of Pope Benedict XVI. The event offers an occasion for reflection and connection with the intellectual and spiritual contributions of one of the Church's pivotal leaders.

Please register through the following link to confirm your participation:

Registration Form

* Note that for issues related to Vatican security, RSVP and accreditation are mandatory for participation.


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