January 18th, 2018 – Building Peace Together – Round Table Dialogues for South Sudan and Democratic Republic of the Congo at the invitation of Pope Frances

Pontifical University of the Urbaniana
Giovanni Paolo II Auditorium
Via Urbano VIII 16 – 00165 Roma
January 18th, 2018 – 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm


4:00 pm  Introduction: S. Em. R. Cardinal Peter Turkson
Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Prayer for Peace

South Sudan

4:30-5:10 pm  Moderator: John Ashworth, missionary in South Sudan, advisor to
Bishops’ Conference and other Church Bodies
Documentary: “People of South Sudan Speak Out and Build Peace”
Peace Initiatives through Education and Solidarity in Conflict
Margaret Scott, RNDM
Principal, Solidarity Teacher Training College, engaged in
South Sudan Project for 10 years.
Pastoral Considerations to Enable the Healing and Reconciliation Needed to Live in Peace
Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of Tombura-Yambio
President of the Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference (SCBC)
Importance of Constitutional Law to Promote Justice and Human Rights
Prof. Giovanni M. Flick
President Emeritus of the Italian Constitutional Court
and Professor Emeritus of Criminal Law
5:30-5:50 pm Chorale Bondeko, of the Congolese Catholic Chaplaincy in Rome

Democratic Republic of the Congo

5:50-6:30 pm Moderator: Michel Roy, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis,
30 years experience in humanitarian and development work
“People of the DRC Speak Out and Build Peace”
Compassionate Presence with Survivors, Families and Abusers in Situations of Sexual Abuse in Areas of Conflict
Fr. Bernard Ugeux, M.Afr
Missionary in DRC for 20 years, spiritual guide, human rights activist
Challenges of the Church to Promote Active Nonviolence, Respectful Dialogue and to Live in Just Peace
Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa of Kisangani
President of the Catholic Church’s National Episcopal Conference of the Congo
Importance of International Law in Decisions to Promote Human Rights with Examples from Cases on Sexual Abuse and Child Soldiers
Prof. Jane Adolphe
from the Vatican Secretariat of State, Relations with States
6:50-7:00 pm Closing summary remarks by S. Em. R. Cardinal Peter Turkson
Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Choir Bondeko:
Salve Regina
7:30 pm Reception with refreshments and informal conversation


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