Seeing Through a New Lens: Pope Francis’ Quest on Behalf of Peace, Justice, and Our Common Home

Pope Francis’ teachings and actions with regard to the poor, justice, and the environment have had a polarizing effect among Catholics and some non-Catholics. Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, evaluates the extreme reaction to Francis’ teachings and actions, and what it means to view the future of the Catholic Church through Francis’ eyes.

This lecture was the keynote address of “Five Years of Pope Francis’ Papacy: Prospects for Peace, the Poor, and the Planet,” which marked the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ papacy by exploring its major geopolitical, ecumenical, and cultural themes. It was sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns; cosponsored by the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, Institute for Latino Studies, and Keough School of Global Affairs.

April 3, 2017

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