SLU Professor Meets Pope at Vatican Symposium
As Pope Francis and the Vatican consider the relationship between nuclear weapons and world peace, a Saint Louis University scholar was among those called to Rome to discuss the ethics of war and peace and the possibility of a nuclear-free world earlier this month.
Tobias Winright, Ph.D., Hubert Mäder Endowed Chair of Health Care Ethics, attended the "Prospects for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons" symposium Nov. 10 and 11. Winright took part in the symposium as a moral theologian with expertise in the ethical questions posed by warfare among other international concerns. Winright joined scholars, theologians, diplomats, Nobel Prize laureates and officials from the United Nations and NATO at the Vatican event. Pope Francis addressed the gathering and Winright had the opportunity to meet him briefly.