A Francis Moment: Shifts in the Global Religious Scene

Fri 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Venue: Convo 01


The Roman Catholic Church is the largest religious institution globally and has been for almost two millennia. It has become the mainline denomination for the United States for at least the last 40 years. The papacy is the strategic position for making long-term changes in this institution. Pope Francis has begun a process of institutionalizing the Franciscan movement into the Church in ways that have not been done for its 800-year existence. This has huge