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Thursday, 5th of November


Solemn Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Gaudium et Spes
(The great value of “Traditio” in the Church)

New Synod Hall - Vatican City

Symbolic hand-over of the legacy of the Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spes to an invited representation of youth from local Churches, ecclesial
movements and academic institutions in the world


  • Human Dignity and the Natural Law in Gaudium et Spes and its relevance today, Prof. Henri-Paul Hude, Director of the Department of Ethics, Research Centre of Écoles de Saint Syr-Coëtquidan, Ministry of Defense, Paris, France
  • Decent work and a wage “worthy of a human being”, Mr. Brian Lawrence, Chairman of the Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations (ACCER), Sydney, Australia
  • From Gaudium et Spes to Laudato Si’: the search for a new economic paradigm, Prof. Stefano Zamagni, Professor of Economics, University of Bologna and Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Center, and Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Bologna, Italy
  • The world in flux : The challenge of migration, His Exc. Msgr. Silvano Maria Tomasi, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

    Friday, 6th of November

    Holy Mass presided by His Exc. Ricardo Pedro Barreto Jimeno, S.J., Archbishop de Huancayo, and Member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Huancayo, Perù

Bachelet Conference Hall - The Church Palace

First panel – The impacts of contemporary communication
technologies on the young generations: the
challenge of evangelization of culture

  • Moderator: His Exc. Msgr. Claudio Maria Celli, President of the
    Pontifical Council for Social Communications
  • Young researcher: Rev. Fr. Irudayasamy Plavendran (India),
    PhD candidate at Faculty of Sciences for Social Communications,
    Università Pontificia Salesiana, Rome, Italy
  • Professor: Prof. Cezary Koscielniak, Cathedral Seminars in
    Poznań, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Second panel - Marriage and Family: Cristian anthropology
of the couple and the new ideologies of

Third panel - The Vocation of the Political Leadership
towards a good governance

  • Moderator: Prof. Raymond Ranjeva, Past Vice-president of the International Court of Justice, Member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Young researcher: Benjamin Spears Cheabu (Ghana), PhD candidate at the Catholic University College of Ghana-FIAPRE, Ghana
  • Professor: Prof. Rosana Manzini, Centro Universitario Salesiano
    de São Paulo and General Coordinator of REDLAPSI, São
    Paulo, Brazil

     Workshop: How can the Centers of Study of the Social Doctrine of the Church better align their works among themselves and with the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace?
    Coordinator: Dr. Rodrigo Guerra López, Director of the Centro
    de Investigación Social Avanzada, and Member of the Pontifical
    Council for Justice and Peace, Querétaro, Mexico

    Workshop: Youth and peace
    Coordinator: Dr. Kevin Ahern, Assistant Professor, Manhattan
    College and Vice President for North America , ICMICA-Pax
    Romana, New York, USA