Videoconference to Focus on Formation of Clergy

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 27, 2005 ( A theologins videoconference will be held this Friday on the «Permanent Formation of the Clergy.»

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The conference, organized by the Vatican Congregation for Clergy, can be followed live starting at noon (Rome time) or recorded through the Web page of the dicastery at

The Web page will later publish the original texts delivered by the theologians.

A computer needs Real Player to follow the conference with audio and images.

Among the scheduled speakers are Bishop Rino Fisichella, rector of the Lateran University, who will focus on «Formation and Globalization: A Challenge for the Faith and, therefore, for Pastoral Care.»

Auxiliary Bishop Julian Porteous of Sydney, Australia, will address the problem of «priestly leadership.»

Cardinal Georges Cottier, theologian of the Pontifical Household, will discuss «Priestly Friendship and Permanent Formation.»

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