Welcome message from the bishop of Eichstätt

Gregor Maria Hanke OSB

Dear sisters and brothers,

This year the fourth international congress on the theology of the body will take place in Eichstätt. Under the title "Is it Possible to Love so this Way? Life as a Gift and a Vocation,"  it takes into consideration the interpersonal love and the personal vocation of each individual. On the basis of the catecheses of St. John Paul II, it will address both fundamental and pressing questions concerning marriage, family and sexuality. 

I am delighted that the organizers have once again been able to attract a large number of international experts from various disciplines, cultures and religions as speakers. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those who have been involved in the preparation and will help out during the congress to ensure the success of the event! 

I look forward to welcoming you to Eichstätt in November. 


Gregor Maria Hanke OSB

Bishop of Eichstätt