SHU to Host Papal Colloquium
On Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m., a panel discussion on the election of Pope Francis will take place in University Commons. The talk will examine the politics and theology of the papal election along with the qualities of the new pope. Panelists will debate the needs of the 21st-century universal church, prospects for change and the role of the Society of Jesus. They will also address the significance of the name and persona of Francis, the uniqueness of a Latin American pope and the challenges of an emeritus pope.
The event will be moderated by Anthony Ciorra, author and assistant vice president for Mission and Catholic Identity at SHU. Panelists include Michael W. Higgins, Vatican affairs analyst for the CTV Network and The Globe and Mail and vice president for Mission and Catholic Identity; George Collins, Jesuit and director of Campus Ministry at Fairfield University; and David Gibson, biographer of Benedict XVI, writer on ecclesial affairs and award-winning contributor to several journals and news sources.
This event is sponsored by the Human Journey Core Colloquia Series and the Office of Mission & Catholic Identity. It is free and open to the public.