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Tuesday, November 6, 2007


VATICAN CITY, NOV 6, 2007 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office at midday today, a press conference was held to present a forthcoming international congress, "Ontogeny and Human Life," due to be held in Rome's Pontifical Athenaeum "Regina Apostolorum" from November 15 to 17.

  The event is part of the STOQ Project (Science, Theology and the Ontological Quest) which came into being in 2003 and involves five Roman pontifical universities (the Lateran, the Gregorian, the Salesian, the Holy Cross and the St. Thomas) as well as the Athenaeum "Regina Apostolorum." The project is patronized by the Pontifical Council for Culture and supported by the John Templeton Foundation and other institutions.

  During the press conference, Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, affirmed that the ultimate aim of the STOQ Project is "to contribute to dialogue between the various areas of research and study which have, in the modern age, gradually become separated from one another. This means building stable bridges and creating fruitful exchange between science, philosophy and theology by means of dialogue among experts in those various fields."

  The international congress, which will be relayed to other academic centers through video linkups, is due to be attended by scientists, researchers and students.

  Archbishop Ravasi also announced that in 2009, for the bicentenary of the birth of Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book "The Origin of Species," a congress will be held in the Pontifical Gregorian University to examine the much-debated question of evolutionism: "Evolution and Evolution Theories."
OP/STOQ CONGRESS/RAVASI                    VIS 20071106 (270)

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