New World Pope: Pope Francis & the Future of the Church

~ Free & open to the public
~ Advance registration required

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the election of the first Pope from the global South, we invite you to join us and reflect on the man himself and what his election means for the Church. Our conference speakers come from Europe, South America, and the U.S. to explore various aspects of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s/Pope Francis’ thought, his pastoral style, his history, his election, and the challenges that face his papacy.

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Francesca Ambrogetti
Italian journalist & coauthor, Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words

Ann Astell
Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

Peter Bernardi, SJ
Associate Professor of Theology, Loyola University Chicago

Maria Clara Bingemer
Associate Professor of Theology, PUC-Rio, & coauthor, Francisco: Renasce a esperança

Emanuele Colombo
Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies, DePaul University

Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ
Casassa Chair, Catholic Social Values, Loyola Marymount University

Francis Cardinal George, OMI
Archbishop of Chicago

Barbara Reid, OP
Vice President & Professor of New Testament Studies, Catholic Theological Union

Sergio Rubin
Argentine journalist & coauthor, Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words

Rabbi Abraham Skorka*
Coauthor with Jorge Bergoglio, On Heaven & Earth

Andrea Tornielli
Journalist, Vatican Insider & author, Francis: Pope of a New World


*Participating live from Buenos Aires via state-of-the-art video conferencing

(In mid-November, CWCIT learned that Rabbi Skorka can no longer physically attend the conference, but thanks to DePaul's SCOPIA technology, he will still participate as planned, live and in real time, via video conferencing. He will present his talk as well as entertain questions from the audience.)

Photo courtesy of CNS/Paul Haring

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

University Conference Center Chicago, Lake Room 525 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

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