Milan Congress: “Jerusalem between Heaven and Earth”
03.09.2012. Villa Cagnola
MILAN – An Interreligious and Intercultural Congress on Jerusalem will be held on September 3 – 7, 2012 at Villa Cagnola de Gazzada in Milan. This conference was organized by “Fondazione Ambrosiana PaoloVI” and “the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” with the theme: “A city between Heaven and Earth: Jerusalem, Religion and Churches.”
Thirty experts and speakers will share their insights and results of studies and research on various aspects of Jerusalem: Bible, archeology, religions, churches, shrines, pilgrimages, and spirituality. The dominant tone is certainly historic since this conference is part of a series weeks and annual studies on the history of Euro-Mediterranean cities.”
Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, Auxiliary Bishop for Israel, will participate with a presentation on “Historical and pastoral aspects of the restoration of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in 1847.” He will make highlight the work of the historian Paolo Pierracini who has done extensive research in the archives of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem.
Patriarch Fouad Twal was invited to present a lecture on ”Jerusalem, common homeland for all Christians and the heart of the world.” This is a topic dear to the Patriarch and he always has new thoughts to share.
Fondazione Ambrosiana Paolo VI was intended by Pope Paul VI to be a center of evangelization, unity and cooperation between the Church and culture. Villa Cagnola is a monumental palace of the eighth century located on Lake Varese, which also has a historical art museum for visitors.
From our correspondent in Rome.