October 30, 2013                          

Presenter: John L. Allen, Jr. 

Pope Francis has had an unanticipated impact on the life of the Church, leading, challenging, and inspiring Catholics at all levels to a deeper faith grounded in service. John Allen will present his observations and share insider stories of the emerging papacy of Francis and how this humble pastor is renewing the Catholic Church of the 21st century.

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

John L. Allen, Jr., is Vatican analyst and senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter.