The special guests of the conference will be:

Gerhard Müller – is a German cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) from his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 until 2017. He was elevated to the rank of cardinal in 2014. Cardinal Müller has published in many fields, including ecumenism, modern theology, the theology of revelation, theological hermeneutics and ecclesiology.  To date he has more than 500 academic publications. Amongst the most widely known are his Catholic dogmatics for the study and practice of theology published (Freiburg 1995), Benedict and Francis. Your Service in the Following Peter (Freiburg 2015) and The Hope of the Family. A dialogue with Gerhard Cardinal Müller (San Francisco 2014).


Jane F. Adolphe is an international human rights lawyer, Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida and Assistant Professor at the School of Law at Notre Dame University in Sydney, Australia. She also works for the Holy See. She writes on a number of topics in the field of international law and of relevance to the Holy See, and organizes conferences under the auspices of the International Center on Law, Life, Faith and family (ICOLF), the proceedings of which have been published in book form, and co-edited with other scholars, namely: Equality and Non-discrimination: Catholic Roots, Current Challenges (Pickwick: 2019); Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition, and Prosecution (Angelico Press; 2017); and St. Paul and the Natural Law, and Contemporary Legal Theory (Lexington: 2012).