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Building Bridges North-South: A Synodal Encounter between Pope Francis and University Students

02/04/2022 8:26 AM | Miguel Diaz

Pope Francis and students from around the world


Loyola University Chicago reached out to the Head of Office of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, Dr. Emilce Cuda, to lead a dialogue on the synodal process that Pope Francis has invited the Church to undertake.

Upon our suggestion, Dr. Cuda invited Pope Francis to personally participate in this dialogue. We are proud and excited to say that he accepted this invitation!

This historic encounter between the Pope and university students from North, Central, and South America will address salient challenges of our times. The Pope will dialogue with these university students, highlighting the contributions of students who are themselves migrants and children of migrants. The students will share concrete educational projects that seek to justly transform environmental and economic realities and the manifold ways their educational commitments can contribute to integrate and empower existential peripheries.

Loyola University of Chicago is honored to welcome Pope Francis, the first Jesuit and Latin American Pope, and university students from across the Americas committed to social justice, serving others, and finding God in all things.

Please help us spread the word and encourage students to register for this unprecedented event and initiative among college and university students in the Americas. 

Primary Contacts at Loyola University Chicago:

Dr. Miguel Diaz, John Courtney Murray, S.J. University Chair in Public Service

Dr. Michael Murphy, Director of the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage

Dr. Peter Jones, Interim Dean of the Institute of Pastoral Studies 

Dr. Felipe Legarreta, Professor of Theology, Institute of Pastoral Studies 

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