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Cardinal Walter Kasper to Receive Honorary Degree, Deliver Keynote Lecture

Duquesne University will welcome Cardinal Walter Kasper to its second annual Holy Spirit Lecture and Colloquium, where he will be presented with an honorary degree from the University and will deliver the event’s keynote address. 

Kasper, who is president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity in Rome, will explore the theme The Holy Spirit and Ecumenical Dialogue: Theological and Practical Dimensions during his lecture.  The honorary degree and lecture portions of the event are open to the public.

Pope John Paul II named Kasper as the council's president in 2001.  In this capacity, he is also the president for the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.  Under Kasper’s leadership, the primary function of the Council for Promoting Christian Unity is guiding and serving the ecumenical activities of the Catholic Church.  The council is also responsible for Catholic-Jewish relations. Its numerous activities have included international theological dialogues with the Lutheran World Federation, the Anglican Communion, the World Methodist Council and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultation, among many others.

When: Monday, Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: 4th floor Ballroom, Duquesne Union

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