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Fall Conference To Examine Papal Encyclical

The University of Saint Francis, with support from Our Sunday Visitor, will host a conference on October 3 to study Pope Francis’ encyclical which was released on June 18. The conference will be held at the university’s North Campus.

Speakers are currently being secured to discuss the impact of Pope Francis’ teaching on the environment and its importance for a just and fully human social order.

“We anticipate that this conference will give a holistic perspective on the words of Pope Francis,” said Dr. Lance Richey, dean of the University of Saint Francis School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “The conference speakers will trace out the connections between care for the environment, concern for the poor and authentic Christian spirituality offered by the encyclical.”

Conference speakers and a detailed agenda will be announced at a later date.