What’s the impact of a new pope on Catholicism and other religions? Find out in upcoming talk

On Thursday, March 28, the Department of Religious Studies and the President’s Interfaith Community Service Campus Challenge will sponsor “What’s the Impact of a New Pope? An Interreligious Perspective.” The talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence.

For the last 50 years, the Roman Catholic Church has engaged in serious conversation with other Christian and non-Christian faith traditions. This program will explore the impact of a new pope on these conversations from an interreligious perspective.

The program will start off with a panel moderated by Peter Haas, chair of the Department of Religious Studies. Panelists will include Doris Donnelly, professor and director of the Cardinal Suenens Center at John Carroll University; Rabbi Steven Denker of Temple Emanu El; Father Michael Butler of St. Innocent Orthodox Church; Tony Vento, the Newman Catholic Campus Minister in University Circle; and Marixa Lasso, associate professor of history.

Audience participation will be encouraged, and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Mayo Bulloch or visit the event website.