WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 5, 2022
Accreditation of delegates and collection of material.
Opening of the 8th World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism.
Conference – Developing and strengthening the art of the first announcement in the fleeting world of tourism and pilgrimages: ways and content.
Mons. Rino Fisichiella
Prefect for the Dicastery for Promoting the New Evangelisation
Welcome cocktail-dinner · Hotel Oca Puerta del Camino
THURSDAY. OCTOBER 6, 2022
Presentation of the day’s subjects. Prayer.
Conference – History of the Pastoral Care of Tourism. International organisms related to the Holy See and tourism.
Mons. Maurizio Bravi
Permanent observer of the Holy See for the WTO. Delegate for Spiritual Routes in Europe.
Presentation – The 7th World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism. Proposals, challenges, and objectives pending from Cancun-2012. Unspecified proposals.
Horacio Hernández de La Torre
Nacional Director of the Pastoral Care of Tourism for the Mexican Bishops’ Conference.
Conference – Roots, memory, and transcendence of Beauty.
Daniel Balditarra Iturrate
Pastoral delegate of the Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan.
Conference – The conservation and care of Cultural Heritage as a symbol and testimony of faith and interrelation with tourism.
Pablo Delclaux de Muller
Director of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference’s Cultural Heritage Commission.
Presentation – The pastoral care of Beauty in Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia.
Mn. Josep María Turull
Rector of the Sagrada Familia Basilica. Episcopal delegate for the Pastoral Care of Tourism.
Conference – Donum Verbi et Panis. Tourism of community and ecclesial cultural parks.
Gionatan De Marco
Director of the Pastoral Care of Free Time, Tourism, and Sports for the Italian Bishops’ Conference.
Conference – If these remained silent, the stones would cry out. Living stones.
Ricardo Sanjurjo Otero
Delegate of University Pastoral Care in Santiago de Compostela.
Conference – The Portuguese pastoral proposal: Heritage at the service of the new evangelisation, project in action.
Miguel Lópes Neto
Nacional Director of the Portuguese Bishops’ Conference’s Pastoral Care of Tourism.
Member of the Pastoral Care of Tourism Team. Algarve Diocese
Conference – The need for preparing a real theology of rest and free time.
Manuel Pozo Oller
Theologist. Almería Diocese.
Conference – The pastoral history of the Mar del Plata Diocese and its pastoral actions towards holiday tourism: reception, service, and announcement.
Mons. Gabriel Mestre
Bishop of Mar del Plata. President of the Argentinean Bishops’ Conference’s Episcopal Commission for Catechesis, Entertainment, and Biblical Pastoral Care.
Conference – The Pastoral Care of Tourism in Central America and the Caribbean.
Mons. José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta
Primate Archbishop of Panama.
Conference – Pilgrimage and tourism, reception, and hospitality in the Sacred Scriptures.
Mons. Francisco Prieto
Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela.
Dinner – San Martín Pinario
Guided night tour: Squares and Cathedral interior.
FRIDAY. OCTOBER 7, 2022
Presentation of today’s subjects. Prayer.
Presentation – General panorama and prospects for tourism in the post-Covid and post-war period.
Ramón de Isequilla Real de Azúa
Journalist specialising in tourism, WTO.
Presentation – Religious tourism, a historical phenomenon that is enjoying a revival: growth, statistics.
Dr Juan Francisco Rivero Domínguez
Journalist specialising in tourism. President of Skal Madrid.
Conference – Training project at the service of the Pastoral Care of Tourism of Stefan Wyszyński University. The cultural and religious value of pilgrimages in the enslaved world, as an element and core of evangelisation.
Prof. Bárbara Strzalkowka
Theologist and Bible scholar. Warsaw.
Conference – Sense and value of pilgrimages in the faith and life of Eastern Church.
Card. Leonardo Sandri
Prefect of the Dicastery for Eastern Churches.
Conference – The travelling man in a multicultural and multireligious society, in the light of Pope Francis’ teaching.
Card. Juan José Omella
Archbishop of Barcelona. President of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference.
Conference – Jerusalem-Rome-Santiago. Historical links between Santiago de Compostela and Jerusalem.
Mons. Julián Barrio
Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela.
Conference – Going on a pilgrimage to Earthly Jerusalem, a token of the final pilgrimage to Heavenly Jerusalem. Current situation of the Christian population in the Holy Land.
His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.
Conference – Integrated system of management and evangelisation for the New Evangelisation. Cultural Heritage, Tourism, Education, and Social Pastoral Care.
Mons. Juan C. Cárdenas Toro
Bishop of Pasto, Colombia.
Conference – People smuggling: denial of tourism’s values: In favour of tourism free from exploitation and people smuggling.
National Director of the Argentinean Bishops’ Conference’s Pastoral Care of Tourism.
María Francisca Sánchez
Director of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference’s Department of People Smuggling.
– Room 1 – The Truth, and come with me to seek it.
Fr. Xabier Gómez OP
Director of the Spanish Bishops’ Pastoral Care of Migrations.
– Room 2 – Following in the footsteps of the Holy Jesuits.
Balbina Sendra Alcina
Manager of Borja Palace, Gandía.
Ignacio Echarte SJ
Rector of the Sanctuary of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Loyola, Azpeitia.
– Room 3 – St. Teresa Routes; adventures of life.
Prof. Abelardo Arteaga Huertas
Dinner – Hotel Monumento San Francisco
SATURDAY. OCTOBER 8, 2022
Presentation of today’s subjects. Prayer
– Room A – Religious tourism, social development based on community coordination.
Manoel de Oliveira Filho
National Director of the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference’s Pastoral Care of Tourism.
– Room B – Tourism and care of the environment, in Pope Francisco’s Teaching, in application of the Laudato Si’.
Dr. Javier Sanz Larruga
Law Professor. Expert in Environmental Law.
– Santiago, an ever-new way.
Conclusive assembly, idea-sharing session. Questions.
Challenges and proposals for the next five years.
Presentation of the 9th World Congress.
Transfer to Monte do Gozo.
Travelling along the final stage of the Way of St. James as far as the Cathedral.
(*) Registration fee includes conference attendance, materials, coffee breaks and meals, and all social activities.