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Galileo and the Vatican

Data:

04/02/2016


Galileo and the Vatican

presentata da Mons. Melchor Sánchez de Tocay Alameda, Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture (Vatican)

The Galileo Affair seems like a soap-opera: long, tedious and repetitive. The pontifical commission created by John Paul II in 1981 to study the Galileo Affair, seems also to be affected by the same syndrome. In this paper the following questions will be critically examined: (a) the main facts concerning the Commission’s work, (b) the main objections to the Commission’s achievements, and (c) possible response to the objections. The analysis of the evidence shows the difficulties under which the Commission operated all the time. But as a whole, it had a positive impact on the Catholic Church and also in helping to find a more balanced image of Galileo.Mons. Melchor Sánchez de Tocay Alameda, Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture (Vatican) was born in Jaca (Spain) in 1966.  He was a priest of the archdiocese of Toledo (Spain) from 1993-2015.  He studied Philosophy at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (1989), then Theology at the Studium Theologicum “San Ildefonso”, in Toledo. In Rome he read biblical theology at the Theology Faculty of the Gregorian University where he graduated in 1996. In 2006 he completed his Doctorate in Theology at the same university with a thesis on the relations between faith and culture in the contemporary Church.  He developed his priestly ministry as Campus chaplain at Polytechnic University of Madrid and as ecclesiastical assistant to youth. From 1999 he has worked in the service of the Holy See at the Pontifical Council for Culture where he was named Undersecretary in 2004. In the Council he has worked on the dialogue between Faith and Science as coordinator of the STOQ project. Currently he works in the field of Culture & Sport.  His fields of interest are the relations between Christian faith and human culture in all its dimensions, particularly the dialogue of faith and science, with a special focus on the Galileo affair, and presently the interaction of sports and Christian life.RSVP http://galileovatican.eventbrite.com

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Data: Gio 4 Feb 2016

Ingresso : Libero


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