JUBILEE OF UNIVERSITIES TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 3-10
Rome, 1 (NE) The Jubilee of Universities, to take place from September 3 to 10, was presented
yesterday in the Holy See Press Office. The Jubilee, organizers affirmed during the press
conference, will be a privileged opportunity of profound dialogue between Christianity and culture".
The central theme will be "The University for a new humanism", a humanism "not enclosed in a
monologue with man himself, but open to transcendence, open to Christ".
During these days a world meetings of rectors, of administrative managers and of chaplains, and the
world forum of university students will also take place. The first world meeting of university rectors
will be held on Friday September 8, in the 'Aula Magna' of Rome's 'La Sapienza' University. A total
of 280 rectors and/or university presidents from all over the world will participate.
The world meeting of chaplains will bring together several hundred priests from 30 countries on all
continents. Cardinal Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, AArchbishop of Philadelphia, U.S.A., will talk on
the theme: "The priestly mission in the world of the university and of culture."
Finally, the world forum of university students will gather 400 students from universities all over the
world. The climax of the Jubilee of Universities will come on Sunday, September 10, when Pope
John Paul II will preside at a solemn Eucharistic celebration in St. Peter's Square. The day before,
the university community will be received in audience by the Holy Father. There will then follow the
Liturgy of the Word and the presentation of a summary of the congresses.