Free confab on ‘Church of the Poor’ set

Free confab on ‘Church of the Poor’ set

Professor Dries Vanysacker of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), fourth from left, together with panelists of a thesis defense under the joint program for Bachelor in Theology and Religious Studies of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and St. Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University, Philippines. ST. VINCENT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

SAN FERNANDO City, Pampanga – Professor Dries Vanysacker of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium will give a conference on “Pope Francis and the Church of the Poor” on Jan. 23, 8:30 a.m. to noon at the University of the Assumption (UA) in this city.

Vanysacker teaches at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of KU Leuven and is also a coordinator at the History of the Church and Theology research unit of the said university.

Understanding Pope Francis

“We have to get to know the mind of the Pope, he gives the direction where the Church goes, he has a heart for the poor, and Professor Vanysacker can help us understand him better,” said Fr. Oliver Yalung, head of Theology and Religious Study at UA.

The priest commended Vanysacker as someone “who knows of Pope Francis’ and the Church’s advocacy for the poor.”

“It is a simple conference, but we open the opportunity to gather people to listen to an expert from Europe,” he added.

Free admission

The conference will be held at the Msgr. Serrano Auditorium at UA.

Ranked as one of the best 50 universities in the world, KU Leuven is an institution for research and education in Flanders, Belgium.

Teachers and students of theology and religious education, the clergy and religious, and lay persons are invited to attend the conference.

The UA Institute of Theological and Religious Studies and the Mother of Good Counsel Seminary are hosting the conference.

Admission is free. Interested parties are requested to reserve their slots by calling or texting 09204030631 and 09063443028. Fernando Santos with Reports from Chrixy Paguirigan/CBCPNews