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Pope Francis: A New Way of Being Church

Thursday, February 28, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Rafael Luciani, STM associate professor of the practice, professor extraordinarius

“Pastoral conversion” and “synodality” are key theological categories that lay at the heart of Pope Francis’s vision of church. They call for new ways of being church, grounded in a People of God ecclesiology that demands a revision of lifestyles, new practices of communal discernment, and ecclesial structural reform.  From this perspective, the Church in Latin America emerges as a “source church” (iglesia fuente) and a powerful symbol of renewed ecclesiology to respond to the challenges that Catholics throughout the world face in our day. 

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