Dies Academicus

  • 8:45 am  Welcome & Introduction
  • 9 am Rev. Msgr. Michael Nazir-Ali “A Christian World View and the Renewal of Culture” (in English)
  • Coffee break
  • 10:30 am Rev. Msgr. Piero Coda “San Tommaso e il suo decisivo apporto per una nuova epoca del pensiero” (in Italian)

There will be live translation.

Rev. Msgr. Michael Nazir-Ali was formerly the 106th Anglican bishop of Rochester. He was received into the Catholic Church in 2021 and was ordained a priest for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. He read Economics, Sociology and Islamic History at the University of Karachi, and Theology at Fitzwilliam College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He is the author of thirteen books and of numerous articles on Mission, Ecumenism, the Anglican Communion, and relations with people of other faiths (particularly Islam).

Rev. Msgr. Piero Coda is professor of Trinitarian theology and ontology and is the coordinator of the Department of Theology at the Institut Sophia in Val d’Arno. He has served as general secretary of the International Theological Commission since 29 September 2021. He is also a consultant of the Pontifical Council for the Portion of Christian Unity and a member of the Joint International Committee for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Turina and a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Lateran University.

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