#LIVESTREAM Inauguration of St. John Paul II Institute of Culture


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#LIVESTREAM Inauguration of St. John Paul II Institute of Culture

May 18 at 17:00 - 19:00



Before the inauguration of the St. John Paul II Institute of Culture, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Birth of John Paul II, the Angelicum’s Rector Magnificus, fr. Michał Paluch OP, will concelebrate a 7AM (CET) Mass over the tomb of Pope St. John Paul II with Pope Francis.  Transmissions #LIVESTREAM in Italiano will be on the Vatican News YouTube and w/ English (voice over) on the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum FaceBook.

[Monday 17:00 CET] OFFICIAL VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE NEW INSTITUTE on the Angelicum’s YouTube:

Programme: [Starts at 5 PM CET] – Language of ceremony will be in ENGLISH

➤ Opening ceremony – opening address by fr. Michał Paluch OP, Rector Magnificus, Angelicum;

➤ The Letter from Pope Francis, read by Bishop Jan Romeo Pawłowski, Secretariat of the Holy See;

➤Address by Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko, a collaborator of the three popes: John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis;

➤ Address by fr. Pablo Carlos Sicouly OP, a Socius for the Intellectual Life of the Order of Friars Preachers;

➤ Address by fr. Serge Thomas Bonino OP – Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum;

➤ Address by fr. Ryszard Rybka OP – Director of the St. John Paul II Institute of Culture in the Faculty of Philosophy at the Angelicum:

➤ Address by fr. Paweł Kozacki OP – prior provincial of the Polish province of the Dominican Order; ➤ Official signing of the agreement;

➤ Address by Dariusz Karłowicz from the Saint Nicholas Foundation (one of the founders of the Institute);

➤ Addresses by Mirosław & Jolanta Gruszka, Krzysztof Domaracki, Wojciech Piasecki – representatives of the Board of Founders;

➤ Short Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Rémi Brague, “On the Importance of Culture: Thinking with John Paul II.”


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(this information in Polish)