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“Interreligious Dialogue in our Day: 60 Years after Nostra Aetate” – Cardinal Fitzgerald

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald M.Afr.OBE will give a free public lecture on Wednesday 8 May 2024 entitled: “Interreligious Dialogue in our Day: 60 Years after Nostra Aetate” at St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall, Parramatta.

Cardinal Fitzgerald is the former head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and will talk on the developments inspired by Vatican II’s Nostra Aetate, the prophetic document which ushered in a new era in Catholic relations with people of other religions. The Church’s teaching and practice of interreligious dialogue developed dramatically over these past 60 years but largely remains a “hidden treasure” which needs to be discovered, according to Fr Patrick McInerney, Director of the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to hear one of the most senior and highly qualified church figures who enjoyed a long career in interfaith relations and rose to the highest position in the Vatican’s bureaucracy for interreligious dialogue.  By training and early career, he is a scholar of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations.  By long experience in the Curia, he is deeply attuned to interfaith relations with all religions in countries around the world,” said Fr McInerney.

Cardinal Fitzgerald will conduct a lecture, followed by a Q&A session. All are welcome to attend from 6pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Places are limited.

Also online.  Link for livestream registration is here.


May 8
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall, Parramatta
1 Marist Place
Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia
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