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Vincent Strudwick Lecture - watch the film

July 7, 2022

We were delighted to welcome His Excellency Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain to College to give this year’s Vincent Strudwick Lecture on Religion in Public Life.

His Excellency Archbishop Gugerotti spoke about Religion and Diplomacy in Europe Today. He describes the unique role of a Nuncio and explains how religion, compassion and respect for others, can play a vital role in international diplomacy: ‘Respect is a universal virtue which saves human life and does not bring relations among cultures and countries to primordial reactions.’

Watch the lecture:

About His Excellency Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti:

Pope Francis named Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain in July 2020.

Claudio Gugerotti was born in Verona, Italy, in 1955 and ordained a priest of the Diocese of Verona in 1982. He studied Eastern Languages and Sacred Liturgy and was a professor of Patristics, Eastern Liturgy at the Institute of Ecumenical Studies in Verona from 1981 to 1985. In 1985, he was appointed as an official working at the Congregation for the Eastern Churches and he became its Undersecretary in 1997. He has also taught at the Pontifical Oriental Institute.

On 7 December 2001, Pope St John Paul II appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to Georgia and to Armenia. He was also subsequently appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Azerbaijan on 13 December. He received his episcopal consecration by Pope St John Paul on 6 January 2002 appointing him to the Titular See of Ravello.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus in 2011 and Pope Francis appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine in 2015.

About the Vincent Strudwick Lecture:

Canon Vincent Strudwick is an Honorary Fellow of Kellogg College and is a British theologian and educationalist.

The Vincent Strudwick Lecture is held in honour of his work and features eminent theologians. The Graduate Theological Foundation is the commissioning sponsor for this annual lecture series.