Pax Christi International participates in the International Congress Renovabis


This week, the 20th International Congress Renovabis is taking place from 31st August - 2nd September 2016 in Freising, Germany. The theme of the congress is "Witnesses of the Gospel – Shapers of the World: The Role of Religious Orders in Central and Eastern Europe“. Fr. Paul Lansu, Senior Policy Advisor of Pax Christi International is participating.
The role and the activities of orders within today’s Central and Eastern European societies will be focal points during the congress. In addition to a short introduction concerning the development of the life of religious orders during the 20th century, especially related to the awakening or restart after the political-societal upheavals 25 years ago, the congress will also deal with the commitment of individual religious orders in the fields of school, caritas, pastoral aid and refugee relief. In addition to that, several workshops and a "Market of Possibilities“ will illustrate the variety of religious life in the 21st century. Another important subject will be the perspectives of religious orders within the following decades.
The congress was opened by Archbishop Dr. Heiner Koch (Berlin) on the 31st of August 2016. For the presentations and plenary meetings there will be several experts and prominent personages, including Archbishop Dominik Cardinal Duka OP (Prague).
The plenary meetings will be held in the Asam-Saal in the centre of Freising; furthermore there will be working units in the Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus on Cathedral Hill in Freising on the second day.
Further information about the congress, visit
International Conference Renovabis, Renovabis, Paul Lansu