Fernando Santos and Antonio Spadaro come to the Algarve to speak to the southern priests

Personalities such as Portugal selector Fernando Santos, the editor of the magazine "La Civiltà Cattolica", Father Antonio Spadaro, the former […]

Personalities such as Portugal selector Fernando Santos, the director of the magazine “La Civiltà Cattolica”, Father Antonio Spadaro, the former governor Guilherme d'Oliveira Martins or the musicologist Rui Vieira Nery will come this month to the Algarve to speak to the clergy of the southern dioceses. country, on the importance of taking “Carrying Christ to the human and existential peripheries: the new areopagus”.

This will even be the theme of the updating of bishops, priests and deacons of the dioceses of the Algarve, Beja, Évora and Setúbal, which will once again take place in the Algarve.

Promoted for the tenth consecutive year by the Higher Institute of Theology of Évora, the initiative is scheduled for the 16th to the 19th of this month, taking place at the Hotel Júpiter, in Portimão.

In addition to the aforementioned personalities, the formation of the southern clergy will also feature the intervention of Martín Carbajo, from the Pontifical University Antonianum (Rome), by Rui Marques, coordinator of the Platform for Support to Refugees, by Ana Paula Amendoeira, regional director of Culture from the Alentejo, and from Father Francisco Couto, rector of the Shrine of Vila Viçosa.

Antonio Spadaro, Jesuit priest, writer and theologian particularly linked to the study of “Cibertheology” and one of the closest advisers to Pope Francis (known for having carried out the first major interview with the Supreme Pontiff), will present two lectures: the first on the 16th of this month. month on the theme “The geographical peripheries and mercy” and the second on the 17th, entitled “Pastoral challenges of digital culture”.

This author is also an expert in literature, with different works published in this area. consultant for the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

On the second day (January 17th), two conferences will also be given by Martín Carbajo, a researcher in the field of communication ethics, on the themes “Social Networks and Social Communication, Care to be taken and bets to be made” and “Notes for a project national or regional mass media at the service of evangelization”.

On January 18, two roundtables will be held on “Priority Areas in the Pastoral Action of the Church”, the first of which will feature the participation of Ana Paula Amendoeira, in the context of culture, of Guilherme d'Oliveira Martins, in the context of politics , and Rui Vieira Nery, in the context of music, and the second with Rui Marques, in the context of interculturality, of Father Francisco Couto, in the context of popular religiosity, and Fernando Santos, in the context of sport.

On the last day of the clergy update, there will be a panel on “good practices” existing in the southern dioceses, composed of representatives from each one for “mutual sharing and learning”.