English – practical information and program

Commemorate and renew the Pact of the Catacombs!

The “secret” legacy of Vatican II


Find the program as pdf here.

Find a list of the workshops here.




Wednesday (11.11.15)


Opening: From the Pact of the Catacombs to the “Pope Francis Project”

Norbert Arntz, Germany; Marco Politi,Italy



The Council, the Kingdom of God and the Church of the Poor

Urs Eigenmann (Switzerland)

The Church of the Poor in the world of today –

workshops, immersions and encounters with basic groups and social movements

Laudato Si: The Church of the Poor and “the care for our common home”

Bishop Erwin Kräutler, Brasil

Friday (13.11.15)

What was repressed and is still there… Post-council breakups in Latin America and Europe

Maria Klemm, Switzerland; Fernando Torres, Colombia; SJ Emmanuel, Sri Lanka/Germany

Vernissage: Solemn release of the German edition of the letters of Dom Helder Camara

Saturday (14.11.15)

International day of studies on the Pact of the Catacombs at The Pontifical Urban University with the Order Committee Iustitia et Pax

(with many international guests: Alberto Melloni, Jon Sobrino SJ, Card. Roger Etchegaray, Sr. Thea Frigerio and others)

Common Liturgy

Sunday (15.11.15)

Put a sign in the center of the Roman Church!

Participation in the Angelus Prayer on St. Peter´s square

Liberation Theology today – perspectives and challenges

Panel with José Guadalupe, Mexico; Julia Lis, Germany; Kacem Gharbi,Tunesia

Talk: Life between hope and resistance

Bishop Luigi Bettazzi, Italy (signed the Pact of the Catacombs))



50th anniversary of the Pact of the Catacombs: liturgy and celebration in the Domitilla Catacombs

with Jon Sobrino SJ, El Salvador


Tuesday (17.11.15)

Close and conclusion: followance in the spirit of the Pact of the Catacombs today

Departure after 14:00

Practical Information

Place of the meeting and accomodation: Casa La Salle, Rome.

Most of the participants will be accomodated in Casa La Salle (www.casalasalle.com). Those who pay the reduced fee will be accomodated in a bungalow parc nearby. Please note that there are no single rooms left.

Find a MAP here

Dates: Arrival: November 11, before 18:00.

Departure: November 17, around 14:00.

Languages: There will be international participants. However, the majority of participants will be from German speaking countries. All panels will be translated into English. Please ask the organizers if you have questions about particular workshops. It may be possible to organize English translation.

Fees: the fee includes half-board, accomodation and the participation in the meeting. Inscription is possible until September 15, according to free spaces. Please note that your inscription is valid only after paying the registration fee of 100 €.

If you wish to participate in the meeting and stay in different place, there are special conditions and prices. Please contact us for further information: anmeldung@pro-konzil.de

Participation, hald-board, accomodation Participation without accomodation (including one meal per day)
Regular fee 490 250
Reduced fee* 220-300 (as you can) 110
Solidarity fee** 600 300

* the reduced fee is for students, persons with handicaps or without a job. Please contact us in case that the costs prevent you from coming.
** with the solidarity fee you support the meeting, for example the possibility that we offer reduced fees for young people or those who cannot pay the regular fee.

Conditions in case of cancellation

Until september 15, we pay back 50 % of the registration fee.

Until october 15, we pay back 50 % of the participation fee.

After this, we can pay back only 25 % of the participation fee.


Registration until september 15 at:

Project Group Pro Konzil

c/o Institute for Theology and Politics

Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 7

48153 Münster, Germany

Tel. 0049/(0)251/524738

Fax. 0040/(0)251/524788

Email: katakombenpakt@pro-konzil.de

Banc account for payments:

Institut für Theologie und Politik

IBAN: DE44 4006 0265 0015 1087 01
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