Thursday, June 10, 2021
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET
Cost: Free; donations appreciated.
Pope Francis’ pontificate represents a threshold: there is a liminality to Francis’s papacy that opens Catholicism toward a new sense of the global dimension. This started with his very election in the conclave of 2013 and symbolizes the entire pontificate and its meaning for global Catholicism. This new phase toward a new relationship between Catholicism and globalization means a new comprehension of the geography of the Church, of the relationship with different religious traditions, and civil coexistence in one human family.
Dr. Massimo Faggioli is professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University (Philadelphia). His books and articles have been published in more than 10 languages. He is a columnist for Commonweal and La Croix International. His most recent books are The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis: Moving Toward Global Catholicity (Orbis Books, 2020) and Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States (Bayard, 2021).