Pope to Zoom with students on 24 Feb

Loyola University to host meeting between pope and students

By Michelle Martin | Staff Writer

Pope Francis will join university students from across the Western Hemisphere in a virtual event hosted by Loyola University Chicago on Feb. 24.

“Building Bridges: A Synodal Encounter Between Pope Francis and University Students” will be more of a launching pad for a movement than the culmination of months of event planning, said Peter Jones, interim dean of Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies.

“We had anticipated having just one conference, one event,” Jones said. “It’s become a movement, a network. It’s involving students from all the disciplines, law, medicine, business, to talk with Francis about pressing issues among them, but also to propose solutions.”

After the conversation with Pope Francis, Jones and other organizers say, the students will continue to meet to put their ideas into action.

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To register to watch the event, visit luc.edu/popefrancis.

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