Mariology Symposium to Focus on Compassion

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VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 28, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Compassion and its presence in the life of Mary of Nazareth will be the focus of the 15th International Mariological Symposium, to be held Oct. 4-7 in Rome.



On this occasion, Monsignor René Laurentin, the renowned Mariologist, will confer the René Laurentin-Pro Ancilla Domini award in memory of Servite Father Ignacio María Calabuig, a professor of Mariology who died last year.

This biannual meeting dedicated to Mariology will take place in the Theological Faculty Marianum. This year it will "explore the theological category of compassion as key in reading the significance and role of the Mother of Jesus in the history of salvation," the organizers said in a statement.

Monsignor Angelo Vincenzo Zani, undersecretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, will preside over the morning session Oct. 4.