His Eminence Óscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and recently-appointed chair of the eight advising cardinals to Pope Francis, will deliver the keynote addresses at the 7th Annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Irving Convention Center. The English keynote will be presented at 9:15 am and he will give the Spanish keynote at 2:30 pm that afternoon (please note this change in schedule from previous years).
The 2013 conference, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the Diocese of Fort Worth, is expected to attract more than 5,500 faithful participants. Last year, nearly 5,200 people attended.
Cardinal Rodríguez, who will deliver an address in English on Friday and one in Spanish on Saturday, was named the first Honduran cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001. He serves as the president of Caritas Internationalis, a member of the Congregation for Catholic Education and will lead the committee appointed by Pope Francis to review and revise "Pastor Bonus," the apostolic constitution to the Roman Curia.
Read more about Cardinal Rodriguez in his full biography.