On September 18, 2014, a Conference on Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God was convened in Sala Regia of Palazzo dei Priori, Viterbo, Italy.
The Conference was attended by Most Rev. Fr. Joachim Rego, CP, Superior General of the Passionists, Most Rev. Bernard Longley, the Archbishop of the Diocese of Birmingham (United Kingdom), Most Rev. Lino Fumagali, Bishop of Viterbo and His Excellency Nigel Baker, Ambassador of United Kingdom to the Holy See. Civil officials from Italy were present also in the conference: Mayor Mario Mancini of Viterbo, President Marcelo Meroi of the Province of Viterbo, Councilor Daniele Sabatini of the Lazio Region, and Mr. Guiseppe Fioroni from the House of Deputies. Two descendants of Blessed Dominic attended the conference. Pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Birmingham (Friends of Dominic) and many devotees from Italy also participated in the convention.
At the beginning of the Conference, Mr. Mario Mancini, the moderator introduced the main guests to give greetings and inspirational messages. The main speakers of the Conference followed after. Mr. Luciano Osbat, Ce.di.Do. spoke about the life of Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God. The second speaker was Adolfo Lippi on the topic of “Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God and the Christian roots of Europe.” Lastly, Fr. Julian Booth, Postulator of the Archdiocese of Birmingham presented the “Cause for the Canonization of Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God.”