Thursday, 28 March, 2019
The Spanish Program in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will host a two-part movie series on Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Pope Francis is notable for his many firsts including his status as the first Jesuit pope; the first pope from the Americas; the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere; and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th Century.
The second film in the series, 2018’s Pope Francis: A Man of His Word, will be shown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in Room 0400, Morrissey Hall.
This film is a rare co-production with the Vatican. Pope Francis's ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today's global questions about death, social justice, immigration, ecology, wealth inequality, materialism and the role of the family.
Attendees can view one or both films.
The events are free and open to all SLU faculty, students and staff members.
The films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles.