Papieski Wydział Teologiczny w Warszawie

Collegium Joanneum

International Theological Conference, Warsaw 26-28.04.2017


Warsaw, 26.04-28.04

Is theological conversion necessary?

Pope Francis often calls on the Church to take actions, to go outside the walls of convenient and friendly to us environment, even to get dirty in order to find those who lost their way to the Christ. Do these calls refer merely to the pastoral aspects of the Church’s mission or could they be interpreted as directed to theology, too? Do we need a serious rethinking of theology or is everything with theology alright? Is theological conversion necessary, and if yes, what this conversion should consist in?

The Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw

Dewajtis 3, 01- Warsaw, Entrance A

15.03 Deadline for enrolment as a speaker at the conference

15.04 Deadline for sending abstracts (max. 300 words)

26-28.04 Conference


Fr. prof. Krzysztof Pawlina (The president of Pontificial Faculty of Theology in Warsaw) – kpawlina@wmsd.mkw.pl

Fr. dr. Marek Dobrzeniecki – mdobrzeniecki@pwtw.pl

Fr. dr. Maciej Raczyński – Rożek – mraczynskirozek@pwtw.pl


Secretary of the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw:


tel. 0048 22 869 98 90


Address for correspondence:

Papieski Wydział Teologiczny w Warszawie

Dewajtis 3, 01-815 Warszawa (Warsaw)


At the venue of the conference. We provide the accommodation (single rooms with Wi-Fi) and full board. Please, let us know if you plan to arrive on Wednesday or Thursday and what time do you plan to land or arrive in Warsaw.

The easiest way to get to our faculty is to take a taxi (from the Chopin Airport or from the railway station “Warszawa Centralna” – Central Warsaw). We will pay you back the costs.

Or by public transport

From the airport:

Take the subway line S3 from the station “Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina” (Warsaw Chopin’s Airport) to the station “Warszawa Centralna” or S2 to the station “Warszawa Śródmieście”.

From the railway station (“Warszawa Centralna” or “Warszawa Śródmieście”):

Take the metro line (line M1, station “Centrum”) in direction “Młociny”. Get off on the station “Marymont”, go to the tram stop “…..” and take the tram nr 6 or tram nr 17. Get off the tram on the stop: “UKSW”. Take the walk in the forest, after 10 minutes you reach the Pontifical Faculty of Theology.

(special guest) Prof. Andrzej Wodka (The president of Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome)

Prof. Matthew Levering (Mundelein Seminary, Illinois, USA)

Prof. Franco Imoda (Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome)

Prof. Sigrid Müller (University of Vienna)

Prof. Robert Petkovšek (University of Ljubljana)

Prof. Roman Zaviyskyy (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv)

Prof. Cyril Hišem (University of Ruzomberok)

Dr. Mihály Kránitz (Catholic University Pazmany Peter, Budapest)

Dr. Ivica Žižić (University of Split)

Dr. Radoslav Lojan (University of Ruzomberok)

Doc. Jaroslav Broź (Charles’ University of Prague)

Doc. Mária Šmidová (University of Bratislava)

Day 1. Wednesday, 26.04.2017

15:00 – Arrival

16:00 – City tour (for those who are interested)

20:00 – Dinner


Day 2. Thursday, 27.04.2017

10:00 Introduction (by fr. prof. K. Pawlina, The President of Ponitificial Faculty of Theology in Warsaw)

10:15-13:00 Lectures (morning session) with coffee breaks

13:30 – Lunch

15:00 – 18:00 Lectures (afternoon session) with coffee breaks

18:30 – Dinner

19:30 – „Round Table” [the discussion and exchange of experiences about nowadays students of theology: who is he or she? What is his or her thinking? What is the best way to communicate with him or her? How should we shape our message? How one could find nowadays someone interested in studying theology? What are the problems that affect us when we teach theology?]


Day 3. Friday, 28.04.2017

10:00 Introduction (by fr. prof. K. Pawlina, The President of Ponitificial Faculty of Theology in Warsaw)

10:15-11:45 Lectures

11:45-12:15 Coffee break

12:15-13:00 Panel discussion

13:00-13:30 Summary by Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz, The Archbishop of Warsaw.

13:30 – Lunch



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