International expert on ecumenism to speak at Lecture and Lunch series Friday

The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity will continue its 2009-10 Lecture and Lunch series on Friday, March 19, with international expert on ecumenism Monsignor John Radano.

Monsignor John Radano

Monsignor John Radano

Radano served in Vatican City from 1984 to 2008 as a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and as head of its Western division. He also was the Pontifical Council’s liaison with the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches. He currently is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University, and has recently been appointed a visiting professor at the Pontifical University St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) Rome.

This spring, Radano is a scholar in residence at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.

Radano will speak at 12:15 p.m. in the lower-level conference room in Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library. The library is located on the south campus next to the seminary courtyard. A pizza lunch will be provided; reservations are requested by noon Thursday, March 18.

The lecture series is presented in connection with two recent proclamations from Pope Benedict XVI: “Caritas in Vertitate” and the “Year for Priests.”

All students, staff and faculty are welcome; the talk is free and open to the public. To RSVP call (651) 962-5786 or e-mail Nancy Sannerud.