Conference - Francis the Pilgrim: From Personal Devotion to Papal Diplomacy

Thursday, April 12, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (ET)
Carol and Park B. Smith Hall Rehm Lib
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Danielle Kane
McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture

Day two of the conference, "Francis the Pilgrim," will center on Pope Francis’ recent travels, including his pilgrimage to Fatima and controversial visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, while a panel will consider his missed opportunities. Elise Harris, senior correspondent covering the Vatican for Catholic News Service/ EWTN News, will give a talk at 9 a.m. titled “Francis in Fatima: Church Governance as Rooted in Pastoral Concern.” Inés San Martín, who covers the Vatican for Crux, will present “Francis and Persecuted Minorities: The Journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh” at 10:30. A panel discussion at 11:45 a.m. wraps up the conference.

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Categories: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

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