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Nov. 20 U.N. Presentation Spotlights Pope Benedict's Book, 'Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures'

Contact:  Christine Valentine-Owsik, Valentine Communications, for Ignatius Press, 215-230-8095,


NEW YORK, Nov. 15 /Standard Newswire/ -- The Path to Peace Foundation, the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Ignatius Press, Edizioni Cantagalli and the Sublacense Life and Family Foundation are holding a special conference: "Relativism and The Crisis of Cultures in the Writings of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI" on the occasion of presentation of the Pope's book, Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures (Ignatius Press).


Event Details---


What:  Special conference, "Relativism and The Crisis of Cultures in the Writings of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI"


When: Monday, Nov. 20th, 6:30 PM EST


Where: Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium, United Nations Visitors' Entrance, 46th Street & 1st Avenue, New York City


Who: Speakers will include:


  • Professor George Weigel, Senior Fellow, Ethics & Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.


  • Professor Marcello Pera, Senator of the Italian Republic


  • Mr. Marco Bardazzi (Moderator), U.S. Correspondent of ANSA Italian news agency


Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio, founder and editor-in-chief of Ignatius Press, will also be available for media interviews. Fr. Fessio is a former student of Pope Benedict XVI.


Note: Media planning to attend must call 215-230-8095 by Nov. 16 to pre-register, and must arrive by 6:00pm with photo I.D.  For security purposes non-registered media cannot be admitted to the event.


San Francisco-based Ignatius Press, founded in 1978, is one of the largest Catholic publishers in the world. Ignatius Press is the primary English-language publisher of Pope Benedict XVI. Dedicated to publishing and distributing information on the Catholic faith, Ignatius Press publishes over 40 books each year (with over 1,800 titles in print). Its author-roster includes some of the foremost names in the Catholic Church. Ignatius Press is also the publisher of Catholic World Report and Homiletic & Pastoral Review magazines.