Address of Fr. Hyacinthe Destivelle, O.P., the 2019-20 Fr. Val McInnes Chairholder

Address of Fr. Hyacinthe Destivelle, O.P., the 2019-20 Fr. Val McInnes Chairholder


Due to the pandemic, we canceled the Angelicum Homecoming for alumni and friends.  We also were unable to hear from the chairholder, Fr. Hyacinthe Destivelle, O.P. The address he would have given on Ecumenism and John Paul II is found below, and will be distributed upon request: [email protected]

The Ecumenical Legacy of Saint John Paul II:
A Providential Vision of Christian Division, a Prophetic Vision of Christian Unity

Talk for the 2020 Father Val Ambrose McInnes Chair Angelicum Donor Homecoming

Read the full address of Fr. Hyacinthe, O.P. HERE

 

To learn more about Fr. Hyacinthe, read his interview in the July edition of the Angelicum Magazine HERE (p. 7)

Excerpt from the interview:

Fr. Hyacinthe, as holder of the Fr. Val McInnes Chair for 2020 could you please briefly introduce yourself? 

I am a French Dominican priest from the Toulouse Province. After my ordination in 2001 my ministry has been always linked with the question of Christian unity, first as director of the Istina Ecumenical Centre in Paris, then as pastor in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and for the last seven years as an official of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in the Vatican. Since last year, I have also been the director of the Angelicum’s Institute for Ecumenical Studies.

 

Photo: Fr. Hyacinthe  with Pope Francis and Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Department for external relations of the Moscow Patriarchate

Photo Credit: Vatican media