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Friday, August 28 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Lunch and panel: What to Expect from Francis: An Insider's View

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Pope Francis has deep roots in Latin America and has become an international media personality. This panel will look at both of those aspects in detail, with these two panelists sharing their extensive knowledge of Pope Francis, and what we can expect from this trip and his papacy.

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Daniel Arasa

Professor, Pontifical University of Santa Croce
Arasa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain, a M.A. in Television and Radio from the Southern Methodist University, and a Ph.D in Social Institutional Communications by the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rome, Italy. He worked from 1994-97 as a journalist in Europa Press news agency (Spain). In 2011, he started teaching at Santa Croce, where he currently is... Read More →

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Guzmán Miguel Carriquiry Lecour

Vice President, Pontifical Commission for Latin America
Prof. Dr. Carriquiry Lecour, Born in Montevideo (Uruguay), has worked in the service of the Holy See for the past 40 years. In May 2011, he was appointed by Benedict XVI to Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America (and is also the first layman to occupy this level of responsibility to the Holy See). In May 2014, Pope Francis assigned him as "Secretary in charge of the Vice-Presidency" of the Commission. Among much of his... Read More →
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Rev. Thomas Rosica

English Language Assistant, Holy See Press Office
The Rev. Rosica, CSB, has been the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Television Network since 2003. Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications in 2009, Fr. Rosica also served as Media Attaché at three Synods of Bishops at the Vatican in 2008, 2012 and 2014. Since the Papal Transition in 2013, he has been English language Assistant to Holy See Press... Read More →

Friday August 28, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm
Millennium Hall Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 2nd floor