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Sean Theriault On Pope Francis:  Vatican Trailblazer, Global Phenomenon

January 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am - January 26, 2015 @ 11:59 am


Sean Theriault On Pope Francis:  Vatican Trailblazer, Global Phenomenon

JANUARY 19:  POPE FRANCIS’S VATICAN—While His Holiness Pope Francis’s message has resonated around the globe, it won’t endure unless it also resonates within the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church.What effect is Pope Francis’s new approach having on the Vatican? Professor Sean Theriault will place the Francis papacy in a historical perspective and analyze the changes that the Pope is making in the structure of the Church.

JANUARY 26: POPE FRANCIS’S WORLD—Francis’s papacy has been defined
by major changes in style, emphasis, and tone. In this lecture, Professor
Theriault will evaluate Pope Francis’s message to the world. What effect has
his transformative papacy had outside the walls of the Vatican? How has
Catholicism as practiced in the pews changed as a consequence of Francis’s

Sean Theriault is a professor of government at the University of Texas in
Austin. His primary focus is American political institutions, but he also teaches
a one-semester course on the Catholic Church. He was inducted into the
Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2012, was awarded UT’s Professor of
the Year in 2011, and has received numerous other teaching awards including
the Friar Society Teaching Fellowship, a major undergraduate teaching award,
in 2009. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University.


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January 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am
January 26, 2015 @ 11:59 am
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