Pamplona, Spain (Conference on Pope Paul VI)

“Modern man’s search for God according to the teachings of Pope Paul VI” was the theme of a conference organized by the University of Navarre and the Paul VI Institute of Brescia, Italy, which took place during the first days of October at the University of Navarre.

The sessions were chaired by Cardinal Pio Laghi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education. The Cardinal, after reading a telegram sent by Pope John Paul II to those taking part, emphasized the “exquisite sensitivity of soul of Pope Paul VI and his clear and accurate perception of the suffering and unrest of modern man.” Other presentations were made by Giuseppe Camadini, President of the Pope Paul VI Institute; by Jose María Bastero, Rector of the University of Navarre; and by Francisco Varo, Dean of the School of Theology of the University of Navarre.

Fifty theologians, philosophers and historians took part in clarifying how Pope Paul VI understood the difficulties faced by modern man in his search for God and how he effectively communicated the truth and nearness of the God who loves and saves us.

Romana, n. 29, July-December 1999, p. 278.

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