Congress programme

Congress programme

WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 5, 2022

15.30h

Accreditation of delegates and collection of material.

16.30h

Opening of the 8th World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism.

18.00h

Coffee Break

19.00h

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

21.00h

Welcome cocktail-dinner · Hotel Oca Puerta del Camino

THURSDAY. OCTOBER 6, 2022

10.00h

Presentation of the day’s subjects. Prayer.

10.20h

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.

10.55h

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.

11.30h

Conference – Roots, memory, and transcendence of Beauty.

Daniel Balditarra Iturrate

Pastoral delegate of the Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan.

12.05h

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.

12.35h

Coffee Break

13.00h

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.

13.35h

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.

14.30h

Lunch

16.00h

Conference – If these remained silent, the stones would cry out. Living stones.

Ricardo Sanjurjo Otero

Delegate of University Pastoral Care in Santiago de Compostela.

16.40h

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.

Sandra Moreira

Member of the Pastoral Care of Tourism Team. Algarve Diocese

17.15h

Conference – The need for preparing a real theology of rest and free time.

Manuel Pozo Oller

Theologist. Almería Diocese.

17.45h

Coffee Break

18.10h

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.

18.45h

Conference – The Pastoral Care of Tourism in Central America and the Caribbean.

Mons. José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta

Primate Archbishop of Panama.

19.15h

Conference – Pilgrimage and tourism, reception, and hospitality in the Sacred Scriptures.

Mons. Francisco Prieto

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela.

20.00h

Eucharist

21.00h

Dinner – San Martín Pinario

22.30h

Guided night tour: Squares and Cathedral interior.

FRIDAY. OCTOBER 7, 2022

10.00h

Presentation of today’s subjects. Prayer.

10.20h

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.

MT

10.50h

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.

11.20h

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.

12.00h

Coffee Break

12.30h

Conference – Sense and value of pilgrimages in the faith and life of Eastern Church.

Card. Leonardo Sandri

Prefect of the Dicastery for Eastern Churches.

13.20h

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.

14.30h

Lunch

16.15h

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.

17.30h

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.

18.05h

Coffee Break

18.30h

Conference – People smuggling: denial of tourism’s values: In favour of tourism free from exploitation and people smuggling.

Marcela Villares

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.

19.15h

Simultaneous presentations:

– 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

Lecturer, Valencia.

20.30h

Eucharist

21.30h

Dinner – Hotel Monumento San Francisco

SATURDAY. OCTOBER 8, 2022

10.00h

Presentation of today’s subjects. Prayer

10.20h

Simultaneous presentations:

– 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.

11.10h

ROUND TABLE

– Santiago, an ever-new way.

12:00h

Coffee Break

12.30h

Conclusive assembly, idea-sharing session. Questions.

Challenges and proposals for the next five years.

Presentation of the 9th World Congress.

14.00h

Transfer to Monte do Gozo.

14.30h

Confraternity Lunch

17.00h

Travelling along the final stage of the Way of St. James as far as the Cathedral.

19.30h

Pilgrims’ Mass

(*) Registration fee includes conference attendance, materials, coffee breaks and meals, and all social activities.