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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

“Culture is a common terrain in which believers and nonbelievers or believers of diverse religions can dialogue. In the heart of every culture is found an approach to the mystery of God and man” (P. Poupard, Zenit Interview 2006).

On Friday 10th May His Eminence Cardinal Paul Poupard will deliver the final lecture in the Von Hügel Seminar Series 'Defining the Human Person in the Modern World: Multi-disciplinary perspectives' on the topic of The New Evangelization, Contemporary Culture and the Human Person.

Paul Poupard is a French Catholic Cardinal and the former President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and of the Pontifical Council for Culture. He was one of the Cardinal Electors of the 2005 papal conclave and he took part in the 2013 meetings held before the conclave that elected Pope Francis. Cardinal Poupard received a doctorate in theology and history from the Sorbonne University, he has written many books and has collaborated in studies on the relationship between reason and faith and between Church and State. He is a member of many cultural organizations in France and he received the Cardinal Grente award from the Académie française  as well as  the Legion of Honour.

The Seminar will begin at 17:00 in the Garden Room of St Edmund’s College. No booking required, everyone welcome!

Friday, 10 May, 2013 - 17:00 to 18:30
Event location: 
St Edmund's College, Garden Room



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