The Vatican has announced a Theological Symposium on vocations, to be held in Rome on February 17-19, 2022.
Entitled “Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood,” this three-day session will be open to the public, but is especially oriented toward bishops and all those — men and women — who are “interested in theology,” according to Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
Cardinal Ouellet, who will chair the opening session at the symposium, presented the project in a press conference yesterday, along with Fr. Vincent Siret, rector of the French Pontifical Seminary in Rome, and Dr. Michelena Tenace, Professor of Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome.
You can read their full statements here.
Oriented toward a goal of fostering greater synodality in the Church, the conference will explore the relationship between the baptismal priesthood and the ministerial priesthood.
The opening lecture, to be given by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, will address “Faith and the Priesthood Today.”
The first day of the program will be devoted to Tradition and New Horizons. The second day will explore Trinity, Mission, and Sacramentality. The third will focus on Celibacy, Charisms, and Spirituality.
You can view the program here. Registration information can also be found at this site.