They hold seminars on Pope Francis, the culture of encounter and the change of time

Texto y fotos por Yandry Fernández Perdomo

Seminario “Cambio de época: retos y desafíos”
Casa Sacerdotal San Juan María Vianney
St. John Mary Vianney Priestly House

This Friday he started the Seminar “Change of Time: Challenges and Challenges”, organized by the Ecclesial Network of Advanced Studies of Cuba (REEAC) at the Casa Sacerdotal San Juan María Vianney, which has as guests Rodrigo Guerra and Massimo Borguesi, two intellectuals from Mexico and Italy respectively.

Faced with the problems of today’s Cuba, Father Yosvani Carvajal, rector of the Institute of Ecclesiastical Studies Father Félix Varela, in his words of presentation, expressed that common paths and feasible solutions are needed to help solve the problems that concern Cubans. “If we are here today it is because we want to contribute to the common good from the best that Christianity has brought to Western culture: creating science and culture,” he added.

He also recalled that Pope Francis, on his visit to the island and specifically in his meeting with young Cubans, on September 20, 2015, spoke of the need to foster a culture of encounter.

Massimo Borghesi
Massimo Borghesi

Precisely, as part of the program, the prominent Italian professor and writer, Massimo Borghesi, gave a lecture entitled: “Pope Francis and the challenges of the change of time”, where he addressed different aspects related to the theology and social thinking of the current pontiff of the Church.

“Bergoglio makes a theology of tenderness born of St. Paul: God becomes small to save the little ones, to save them from close range.  Tenderness and proximity are medicine for the hardness of today’s world. A time without humanity has a desperate need for humanity,” Boghesi explained.

The author of the book Jorge Mario Bergoglio, an intellectual biography stated that the path of Christianity today is mercy: “The problem is not that of ideologies but how to give of credible witness and passion for humility”.
In this sense, this search for solutions to the challenges of the present era is what REEAC, a network of educational institutions in the country that seeks interdisciplinarity for active collaboration between Catholic agencies dedicated to education, proposes at this meeting.

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