XVI International Congress of Moral Theology in Bogotá-Colombia


Saint Alphonsus University Foundation is a Higher Education Institute managed by the Redemptorist Missionaries of the Province of Bogota and approved by the Ministry of National Education. We are an educational institution of the Catholic Church, dedicated to the formation of competent leaders and professionals, based on the values ​​of the Gospel and the moral principles of Saint Alphonsus, the Doctor of the Church.

Since 1984 we have been organizing national and international conferences on Moral Theology, which have become important forums for debate on issues relevant to society and the Church today. Well-known moral theologians, philosophers, political leaders, doctors, pastors and professionals took part in these conferences, enriching the theological-moral reflection with their knowledge and experience.

This year, in its 16th edition, the congress will address the topic of Ethical and bioethical challenges from the pandemic from multiple perspectives. We will have speakers and participants from different countries like Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Paraguay and Colombia, among others. The Congress will take place on August 24 and 25, 2023 at the Colombian Paraninfo de la Lengua, starting at 7:30 Colombian time.

Those interested in participating can confirm their presence in person or online by 15 August 2023 through the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/PeSvQaDze8

The cost in foreign currency is € 40 or USD 40, including registration, certification and digital memories of the event.

For more information, call the San Alfonso University Foundation: mobile at +57 302 261 4840, landline: (+57) 601 841 8984, or write to the following emails:



In this edition, the congress will see as speakers, all in possession of the doctoral degree:

Overseas participants:

– Fr. Rogerio Gomes C.Ss.R. (Brazil), Superior General of the Redemptorist Missionaries and member of the Pontifical Alphonsian Academy in Rome.

– Fr. Mario Boies C.Ss.R. (Canada), Pontifical Alphonsian Academy in Rome.

– Fr. Antonio Fidalgo C.Ss.R. (Argentina), Pontifical Alphonsian Academy in Rome.

– Fr. Martin McKeever C.Ss.R. (Ireland), Pontifical Alphonsian Academy in Rome.


– Dr. Luis Enjuanes Sánchez, (Spain), Researcher and professor at the Superior Council for Scientific Research and the National Center for Biotechnology of Spain.

– Fr. Giovanni Del Missier (Italy), Pontifical Alphonsian Academy in Rome.

– Dr. Enrique Lluch, European Foundation for Ethical Study and Reflection – Funderética (Spain).


– Dr. Olga Consuelo Vélez, Saint Alphonsus University Foundation.

– Msgr. Noel Londoño Buitrago C.Ss.R., Bishop of the Diocese of Jericó-Antioquia.

– Dr. Esmeralda Camacho, UNICOC Colombian College of Dentistry.

– Dr. Manuel Méndez, Andrés Bello University of El Salvador.

– Dr. Ramiro Leguízamo, Central University of Bogotá.


– Dr. Sergio Chaparro Hernández (England)

Fr. Oscar D. Báez Pinto CSsR
Rector of Saint Alphonsus University Foundation