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Thursday, March 25, Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Rome Time (5:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT)
The Vatican Forum of Inside the Vatican magazine, in a meeting room close to St. Peter’s Square, will invite an international group of bishops and theologians to discuss whether now is the appropriate time for a fifth solemn definition or “dogma” to be pronounced regarding the Virgin Mary. The video stream is provided by H2O News. Some of the talks will not be in English. There should be some recorded clips of the live video available for a limited time after the event for those who can’t accommodate the early hours.
Beginning time: 10:00A.M. (5A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, USA)
10:00 – opening comments by Host (followed by each panelist
presentation , 15-20 min. in length)
1.) 10:10 – Archbishop Ramon Arguelles, Archbishop of Lipa,
2.) 10:30 – Archbishop Chinnappa, Archbishop of Madras, India
3.) 10:50 – Bishop Bagobiri, Nigeria
11:10 – coffee break
4.) 11:30 – Bishop Baseotto, Argentina
5.) 11:50 – Fr. Llamas, President, Mariological Society of Spain
6.) 12:10 – Dr. Judith Gentle, Our Lady of Walsingham Mariological
12:30 – break for lunch (simple lunch)
Afternoon Session: 2:45 – 4:30 (9:45 – 11:30A.M. Eastern, USA)
2:45 – 3:15 Each panelist will be granted approximately five minutes comment on information of morning session
2:45 – Archbishop Ramon Arguelles
2:50 – Archbishop Chinnappa
2:55 – Bishop Bagobiri
3:00 – Bishop Baseotto
3:05 – Fr. Llamas
3:10 – Dr. Judith Gentle
3:15- 4:25 Comment by Ambassador Mercedes Tuason, Philippine Ambassador to the Vatican.
Open discussion: comments or questions from the audience directed
to panelists in general.
Moderator can facilitate by directing more speculative theological
questions to theologian, Fr. LLamas, more generally theological and
pastoral to bishops, and ecumenical to Dr. Gentle, but all panelists are
free to answer any question they feel comfortable in addressing.
4:25-4:30 Closing comments (ends 11:30A.M. Eastern Time USA)
More Background ZENIT – Is the Time Ripe for a 5th Marian Dogma?.