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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

Seminar Series: Faith and Governance

Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Specialized Organizations in Geneva and to the World Trade Organization, will deliver the next lecture in the VHI Seminar Series on the theme of Faith and Global Governance. The lecture will address the topic of religious freedom and particularly whether religious freedom is currently under threat in international organisations.

Mons. Tomasi holds a doctorate in sociology from Fordham University in New York and was assistant professor of sociology at the City University of New York (Richmond College, City College) and at the New School of Social Research (1970-74). Before his appointment as Archbishop and Apostolic Nuncio in 1996, he served as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, a department in the Roman Curia, and later as Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia, to Eritrea and to Djibouti and as Observer to the African Union. He has published books and articles related mostly to migration issues.
The lecture will take place in the Garden Room, Library Building, St. Edmund’s College on Friday 17 January at 17:00. There is no need for reservation, all are welcome.
Friday, 17 January, 2014 - 17:00 to 18:30
Event location: 
St Edmund's College, Garden Room



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