The Conversion of Saint John XXIII:
From Roncalli to the First Pope of the Contemporary World
Monday, September 23, 2013, 6pm
Fordham University, 12th Floor Lounge
113 West 60th Street, New York NY 10023
Free & Open to the Public This event is sold out and we are no longer accepting RSVPs
CRCevent@fordham.edu, (212) 636-7347
Since his election, Pope Francis has been likened to the soon-to-be saint, Pope John XXIII—a man who redefined the papacy for a new era, and who continues to stir enthusiasm across religious boundaries fifty years after his death.
How did an unexceptional career diplomat, who was shunned by his Vatican superiors for decades, achieve such iconic status? What role did emerging satellite communications play in carrying his message to millions around the globe? Does his earlier work among Orthodox Christians, Jews, and Muslims supply a key to understanding the legacy of Pope John XIII?
This forum will explore why the man remembered as “The Good Pope” still resonates with the faithful, and asks if Pope Francis is indeed his natural heir.
David Gibson, national reporter, Religion News Service and author, The Coming Catholic Church
Simone Campbell, S.S.S., executive director, NETWORK and co-founder, Nuns on the Bus
Drew Christiansen, S.J., visiting scholar, Boston College and former editor-in-chief, America
Massimo Faggioli, professor of theology, University of St. Thomas and author, Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning