Pope Francis and the American Church
Lisa Cahill, Boston College
Massimo Faggioli, Villanova University
Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Harvard University
Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Boston College
Abstract: Upon the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the Chair of Peter in 2013, the Catholic Church received its first Jesuit pope and its first ever pope from the Southern Hemisphere. This year Pope Francis celebrates the fifth anniversary of his election. A distinguished panel will discuss the trajectory of those five years and how Francis has engaged with, connected to, and changed the American Church, as well as what the future holds for his papacy and the American Catholic faithful.
Co-sponsored with the Organization of Latin American Affairs.
Thursday, April 26 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
McGuinn Hall, 121
Boston College, 140 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA