Two Cardinals to Address New York Bible Summit


Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto, and Cardinal Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain, will serve as the keynote speakers at the New York Catholic Bible Summit 2018 at Cathedral High School on East 56th Street in Manhattan Saturday, June 16.

Live the Gospel of Joy! is the theme of the summit, which is sponsored by the archdiocese’s Catechetical Office and Department of Youth Faith Formation, and American Bible Society.

Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, will deliver the English keynote. Cardinal Collins was appointed Archbishop of Edmonton in 1997 and was named Archbishop of Toronto in 2006. Pope Benedict XVI elevated him to the College of Cardinals in 2012. He earned a licentiate in sacred scripture from Pontifical Bible Institute and a doctorate in theology from Gregorian University.

Cardinal Omella, Archbishop of Barcelona, will deliver the Spanish keynote. He was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Barbastro-Monzon in 1999 and Bishop of the Diocese of Calahorra and La Calzada-Logrono in 2004. He was named the Archbishop of Barcelona in 2015 and was elevated to Cardinal by Pope Francis last year. Cardinal Omella is a member of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome.

The keynote addresses will begin at 11:15 a.m.

The day begins with registration at 8 a.m., and a morning address by Mario J. Paredes, who serves as presidential liaison for Catholic ministries at American Bible Society. Mass will be offered by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations.

Eight English and seven Spanish workshops are scheduled from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m., and a panel discussion and closing prayer will close the summit, which ends at 5 p.m.

Tickets: $25 per person. Registration: or (646) 794-2692.


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