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Russian Orthodox priest welcomed at Lay Centre

  Lay Centre: Could you please tell us something about yourself and your work? Archpriest Dmitry Sizonenko: I was born in Siberia and went on to study in St. Petersburg, where I am currently a professor at the St. Petersburg Theological Academy. The … Continue reading

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A time to reflect on the present and to recalibrate for the future

Thirty years in Rome, the “Eternal City,” does not seem like a long time, and yet we at The Lay Centre are taking time to mark this anniversary. For us, it is an opportunity to remember the past, to reflect … Continue reading

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The Lay Centre ‘became our university, too’

As The Lay Centre prepares to welcome a new group of students for the start of the academic year, we are pleased to share with you the reflection of Emil Anton, one of our former residents from Finland, who resided … Continue reading

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My wonderful life in Rome

Hi, everybody. My name is Minsu Li-Ching Chang in Taipei, Taiwan. Thanks to the scholarship from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and its Nostra Aetate Foundation, I had a great opportunity to live at The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas … Continue reading

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A dear friend is ordained a bishop in Brazil

ARARIPINA, Brazil — A good friend of The Lay Centre was ordained a bishop in Brazil: Bishop Francisco de Sales, O.Carm. Our Brazilian resident, Filipe Domingues, represented The Lay Centre community at the celebration, held 4 August. Domingues, who is in Brazil for his summer holiday, … Continue reading

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Christians called to glorify God with one voice

By Sebastian Harries For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, The Lay Centre co-organised a talk by the biblical scholar and Anglican Bishop N.T. Wright and a service of ecumenical evening prayer. The event took place at the Centro … Continue reading

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What about the Millennial Generation?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The results of a new Pew Research Center survey, released Jan. 4, found the up-and-coming generation of leaders, known as the Millennials, is less likely to believe in God and less likely to trust religious institutions than … Continue reading

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