Cardinal scar Rodrguez to Give Keynote Address at University of Dallas Ministry Conference

Cardinal scar Rodrguez to Give Keynote Address at UD Ministry Conference

Cardinal scar Andrs Rodrguez 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 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Irving Convention Center.

Cardinal Rodrguez, 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.

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.

The conference will include breakout sessions for teachers, principals, directors of religious education, deacons and priests, youth ministers and other ministry professionals. It will also offer sessions on faith, theology, parenting, family life and social justice, making it an opportunity for all Christians in North Texas to enliven their faith. Sessions will be presented in Spanish, Vietnamese and English. In addition, several Christian recording artists will perform and more than 100 exhibitors, including publishing companies, Christian gift stores and non-profits, will offer a wide variety of products and services.

More information about the University of Dallas Ministry Conference is available at udallas.edu/udmc.

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