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Friday, August 28 • 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Bishops' Panel on Pope Francis and His Visit

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Three Archbishops involved in different parts of the Pope Francis visit — to the United Nations, to the World Meeting of Families, and his meeting with the Bishops of the United States — will discuss what media professionals need to know about these papal events and provide context for where they fit into the Pope’s pilgrimage as a whole — to his papacy, to the Catholic Church in America and to American culture.

Moderators
avatar for Rev. John Paul Wauck

Rev. John Paul Wauck

Professor, Pontifical University of Santa Croce
The Rev. John Wauck is a Chicago native, studied history and literature at Harvard University and holds a doctorate in philosophy from the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce. Prior to ordination, he wrote speeches for the attorney general of the United States and the governor of Pennsylvania. He has written for many publications, including American Scholar, Christian Science Monitor, The New Criterion, Beliefnet, and the Fellowship of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Archbishop Bernardito C. Auza

Archbishop Bernardito C. Auza

Archbishop of Suacia, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
Archbishop Auza was born in Talibon, Republic of the Philippines, and was ordained a priest in 1985. He earned a doctorate in Theology and entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1990. He served at the Apostolic Nunciatures in Madagascar, Bulgaria, and Albania,
 before being assigned to work in the Secretariat of State of the Vatican and then in the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York. In 2008... Read More →
avatar for Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Archbishop, Philadelphia
In February 2014, Archbishop Chaput was appointed to the Pontifical Council for the Laity by Pope Francis. He also serves as the ex-officio Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. As a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe, Archbishop Chaput was the second Native American to be ordained a bishop in the United States (1988), and the first Native American archbishop (1997). For the United States Catholic... Read More →
avatar for Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

Archbishop of Louisville, and president, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Archbishop Kurtz was appointed the fourth Archbishop and ninth bishop of the Archdiocese of Louisville in June 2007. Elected President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on November 12, 2013, Archbishop Kurtz serves on the executive and administrative committees of that body. In addition, he has served on numerous boards, including service on the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, as the president of the board of directors of... Read More →


Friday August 28, 2015 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Commonwealth Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 2nd floor