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The Francis Pontificate: Historical Anomaly or the Beginning of a Postmodern Papacy?


November 10, 2016
Presenter: Richard Gaillardetz

Both supporters and critics have recognized the distinctive character of the pontificate of our first Jesuit and South American pope.  Some have been skeptical, however, as to whether the “newness” is a matter of style or substance.  Is the Francis moment just that, a moment, one easily set aside by his successors, or are we seeing the beginning of a new ecclesial trajectory for the ministry of the Bishop of Rome?

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and The Church in the 21st Century Center

Richard Gaillardetz is Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, and chair, Boston College Department of Theology

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