Anniversary Symposium Oct. 15 in Rome


To mark the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus,  the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) is holding a symposium on Oct. 15 at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome to examine the ecclesial and ecumenical implications of the document ten years later.

Speakers include Archbishop J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P. the Adjunct Secretary of CDF on the historical perspective and other academics who will address the canonical perspective;  the ecumenical perspective; and the liturgical perspective.
 The Symposium will also include a panel of the  Ordinaries:  Monsignor Keith Newton of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom; Bishop Steven Lopes of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in North America; Ordinary-emeritus Msgr. Harry Entwistle; and Msgr. Carl Reid of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross in Australia.
The CDF aims to  make the reality of the Personal Ordinariates better known within the intellectual life of the city of Rome.  However, Ordinariate members are welcome to attend this academic conference.  The symposium is free of charge.  Details on how to register will come soon.

The symposium will be in English. If there is a talk in Italian, the published text in English will be distributed.
Here’s a list of accommodations in Rome.   I would advise booking as soon as possible as places within walking distance of the Vatican fill up quickly.


For a  first option- lower cost religious house at vatican: – Via Alcide de Gaspari, 4 00165- simple right next to Vatican.

Istituto Maria Santissima Bambina
Via Paulo VI n. 21
email them to request at

Residenza Paulo VI – Via Paulo Sesto- web site-

Fillipni Sisters – Via delle Fornaci, 161  00165- phone from States 011-39-06-636342-simple near vatican but further up the street

Next level- nicer hotel near Vatican upper mid range on pricing- nice rooms

Michelangelo Hotel
Via della Stazione di San Pietro, 14 Roma
go to and put the Michelangelo in for a hotel selection on the left and book on line.

Hotel de la Minerva– higher level more expensive- Center of town- walking distance from Vatican

Hotel Ponte Sisto Rome- across Tiber in between center of city and Vatican
Hotel Santa Anna Rome – on Borgo Pio Near Vatican

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