Vatican U.N. representative to speak on Catholic-Islamic relations

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vaticans permanent observer to the United Nations, will speak onCatholicism and Islam: Points of Convergence and Divergence, Encounter and 8 p.m. Nov. 15 (Thursday) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.

A native of Cuneo, Italy, Archbishop Migliore earned a master’s degree in theology at the Center of Theological Studies in Fossano and a doctoral degree in canon law from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome before joining the Holy Sees diplomatic service in 1980.Before being appointed to his present position in 2002, he served in a variety of posts in Angola, the United States, Egypt, Poland and France as well as in the office of the Vatican Secretariat of State, where he worked on fostering relations with Asian countries which have no formal diplomatic ties to the Holy See.He also has served as a visiting professor of ecclesiastical diplomacy at the Pontifical Lateran University.

The lecture is sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

_ Contact: Anthony Monta, assistant director of the Nanovic Institute, at 574-631-3545 or_ " "

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