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International Congress: Journeying with Pope Francis

Next date: Dec 31, 1969 - click here for time schedule - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Journeying with Pope Francis: Roots and Challenges

The Pedro Arrupe Jesuit Institute invites the community to an international and bilingual congress on Pope Francis, which will have the participation of important theologians and historians of organizations and universities of different countries.

Since his election to the See of Peter on March 13, 2013, Pope Francis’ pontificate has been defined by a strong, unwavering magisterium clearly oriented to the reform of the Church, the Christian life and social justice, goals centered upon his own exegesis and appropriation of the Second Vatican Council, and inspired and defined by his Ignatian spirituality. The attempt to understand the rich and multiple facets of Francis’ teaching requires us to journey with pope Bergoglio from his origins and wellspring to the present. This perspective is expressed in the title of our Congress: “Journeying with Pope Francis: Roots and Challenges.”

The objective of this Congress is to reflect, discuss and diffuse the bold and prophetic magisterium of renewal, reform and social justice that defines Pope Francis pontificate, in all its multiple, complex and subversive aspects.

Welcome Mass:  Rev. Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami.


  • Ana María Bidegaín, Florida International University
  • Massimo Faggioli, Villanova University
  • Sixto García, Pedro Arrupe Jesuit Institute
  • Antonio García-Crews, Pedro Arrupe Jesuit Institute
  • Rodrigo Guerra, Advanced Social Research Center
  • Antonio Lopez, St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary
  • Rafael Luciani, Boston College, U. Católica Andrés Bello
  • Thomas Massaro SJ, Fordham University
  • Joaquín Pérez, Pedro Arrupe Jesuit Institute
  • Carlos Schickendantz, Universidad Alberto Hurtado
  • Antonio Spadaro SJ, La Civiltá Cattolica
  • Consuelo Vélez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana


  • The reception of the Vatican II Council
  • Ignatian spirituality and Pedro Arrupe SJ
  • Milestones in the Latin American Church
  • Towards a synodal Church
  • Globalization, migration and social justice
  • The new peripheries and evangelization
  • The role of women in the Church
  • Sexual abuses in the Church

Presentations may be in English or Spanish with simultaneous translation to the other language.

Information and Registration:   305-596-0001 or

Limited availability



Ignatian Spirituality Center
12190 SW 56 Street, Miami, FL 33175 (Map)

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Margarita Romagosa