Date: April 19, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium

From the Amazon to Rome: Pope Francis and Synodality

Friday, April 19, at 11:00 am
Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium

The Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism will host Mauricio López, vice president of CEAMA (Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon) and director of networking and programs for pastoral action at CELAM (Episcopal Council for Latin America and the Caribbean),

Pope Francis has expressed that in the synodal journey of recent years, and from the perspective of the Second Vatican Council, the periphery is the center. From this perspective, the Church of Latin America, inspired by the prophetic voice of the Amazon, has made a path for global Catholicism in the twenty-first century. The unfolding synodal journey from the Amazon to Rome and beyond, with lights and shadows, struggles and achievements, opens new pastoral processes, reforms, and structural changes for the missionary Church today.

This event is cosponsored by the Center for Social Concerns, Department of Theology, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and McGrath Institute for Church Life.