PONTIFICIA COMISIÓN PARA AMÉRICA LATINA
Hosted by Loyola University Chicago, in partnership with the Holy See.
February 24, 2022 • 12pm USA CST (6:00pm UTC)
Building Bridges North-South
A Synodal Encounter between Pope Francis and University Students
This historic encounter between the Pope and university students from North, Central, and South America will address salient challenges of our times. The Pope will dialogue with these university students who will share concrete educational projects that seek to justly transform environmental and economic realities.
Dear brothers and sisters, may this Synod be a true season of the Spirit! For we need the Spirit, the ever-new breath of God, who sets us free from every form of self-absorption, revives what is moribund, loosens shackles, and spreads joy. Pope Francis (October 9, 2021)
Loyola University Chicago reached out to the Head of Office of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, Dr. Emilce Cuda, to lead a dialogue on the synodal process that Pope Francis has invited the Church to undertake.
Upon our suggestion, Dr. Cuda invited Pope Francis to personally participate in this dialogue. We are proud and excited to say that he accepted this invitation!
This historic encounter between the Pope and university students from North, Central, and South America will address salient challenges of our times. The Pope will dialogue with these university students, highlighting the contributions of students who are themselves migrants and children of migrants. The students will share concrete educational projects that seek to justly transform environmental and economic realities and the manifold ways their educational commitments can contribute to integrate and empower existential peripheries.
Loyola University of Chicago is honored to welcome Pope Francis, the first Jesuit and Latin American Pope, and university students from across the Americas committed to social justice, serving others, and finding God in all things.
The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage
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Institute of Pastoral Studies
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Department of Theology
Seeking to understand the Christian tradition in a world home to many faiths, itself in need of healing, where recurring patterns of injustice summon us to renewed engagement and scientific advances pose new challenges for human self-understanding.