Pope Francis And His Global Reach
Last week on his 77th birthday the leader of the nation’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Francis, invited three men who live on the streets of Rome to join him for breakfast. The move is consistent with the down to earth, inclusive and questioning approach he’s taken since become pope nine months ago. His remarkable ability to connect with people and willingness to address important issues has drawn praise within the Roman Catholic Church and well beyond. Time Magazine named him person of the year, as did “The Advocate”, a magazine focused on gay rights. Please join us to discuss the pope’s message.
senior fellow, Brookings Institution and author, "Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent"
president, The National Catholic Bioethics Center
host, Interfaith Voices and Sister of Loretto