Habemus Papam +1: The First Year of Pope Francis A symposium to mark the first year of Pope Francis's reign

Habemus Papam +1: The First Year of Pope Francis
A symposium to mark the first year of Pope Francis

Thursday, March 27, from 1:00 pm-5:30 pm

Loyola University Chicago
R. Klarcheck Information Commons, 4th Floor
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660

In less than 12 months since his election to the Chair of St. Peter, Pope Francis has initiated Vatican reforms, personally reached out to the faithful in need of support, and inspired the Catholic faithful—both committed and lapsed. His influence has been felt outside of the Catholic Church through his ecumenical and interreligious dialogues, as well as his public ministry to the marginalized in Rome.

To mark the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’s election, The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage is hosting a symposium, Habemus Papam +1: The First Year of Pope Francis. Join us on Thursday, March 27, from 1– 5:30 p.m. for a lively discussion focused on the first year of the Pope’s reign: What has he accomplished? Where do we go from here? What remains to be done?

The Hank Center symposium will feature several prominent speakers in panel sessions:

Session I:  1–1:45 p.m.

  • Professor Gustavo Morello, S.J. (Boston College)
    Pope Francis and Argentinian Catholicism

  • Professor Peter Bernardi, S.J. (Loyola University Chicago)
    Francis, S.J., Bishop of Rome: Toward a New Balance

Session II:  2–3:30 p.m. (Watch the Video)

  • Professor Susan Ross (Loyola University Chicago)
    Pope Francis and Women: Thoughts on the Past and Future
  • Fr. Matt Malone, S.J. (Editor in chief, America magazine)
    Pope Francis and the Kairos Moment of Mercy
  • Hon. Professor Miguel Diaz (Dayton University; former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See)
    The Church as a Field Hospital: Encountering God in All Things

Keynote address:  3:45–4:45 p.m. (Watch the Video)

  • John L. Allen Jr. (CNN Vaticanologist; associate editor at The Boston Globe)
    Pillars of the Francis Revolution

 Panel discussion:  4:45–5:30 p.m. (Watch the Video)

  • Kenneth Woodward, the former religion editor for Newsweek, will moderate a discussion and Q&A session with the speakers at the end of the day.

The symposium, which will be held on the 4th floor of the Information Commons on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 773-508-3820.