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”Joseph Ratzinger and Europe”

”Joseph Ratzinger and Europe”

a lecture by Professor Tracey Rowland (Australia)

Friday, June 3rd, 2022, at 6 pm

Cultural Centre Sofia, Kallvikinniementie 35, Helsinki

The lecture is FREE of charge. It is the keynote address of the Ratzinger  and reindeer conference (June 3–5). 

Ratzinger and reindeer conference 

at Cultural Centre Sofia, Kallvikinniementie 35, Helsinki

Program (subject to changes): 

Friday June 3rd, 2022

arrival and registration, welcome coffee and lunch

4 pm  Welcome and introductory lecture (Dr. Emil Anton)

6 pm  Prof. Tracey Rowland’s keynote lecture: Ratzinger and Europe

8 pm  Dinner, sauna 

Saturday June 4th, 2022

3 pm Academic session 1: 

Peter McGregor (Australia): Joseph Ratzinger’s Theological Anthropology   

Alejandro Sada (Mexico): Christianity and the Meaning of Life: A Reflection Based on the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger

5 pm Academic session 2: 

Jacques Servais SJ (France/Italy) and Elio Guerriero (Italy) : The Friendship and collaboration between Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Urs von Balthasar

Sunday June 5, 2022

5 pm academic session 3:

Mikko Ketola (Finland): Ratzinger and the sexual abuse problem in the Catholic Church

Pablo Blanco (Spain): Ratzinger, the Logos and the Weltethos

Oskari Juurikkala (Finland):  The Creative and Redemptive Word:  The Book of Nature  according to Benedict XVI

8 pm Concluding dinner

Price:  Academic sessions free, voluntary fee 50e. Full participation June 3-5 including two nights at Sofia, all meals and touristic program, 386 euros (double room) or  446 euros (single room). Touristic program bookings 

Registrations by May 15th, 2022, to Dr. Emil Anton, sms +358456313899, e-mail fineca[at]  More information at

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Emil Anton

Emil Anton on teologian tohtori, filosofian maisteri ja suomenkielisen Vatican Newsin toimittaja. Hän tutki vuonna 2019 julkaistussa väitöskirjassaan paavi Benedictus XVI:n kontribuutiota uskontoteologiaan ja -dialogiin.



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