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Georgetown Reflects on Papal Visit

September 22, 2015—As Pope Francis makes his first trip to the United States, the Georgetown community gathers to welcome him and discuss his influence and legacy.


Watch Party of the Pope’s Address to Congress
Thursday, September 24, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Healey Family Student Center Great Room, New South

The university community will gather together to watch the first-ever address to Congress by a Pope. There will be a brief panel discussion following the talk featuring Andria Wisler, executive director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service and Scott Fleming, associate vice president for federal relations.

A Universal Influence

“I think the Pope has introduced the world to Catholic social teaching, not just Catholic faith.”— Marcia Chatelain, associate professor of history and African American studies. Video courtesy of the Washington Post.

“It’s great to see that science is on the radar of the Catholic Church.” — Maria Donoghue, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Strategic Planning and Associate Professor of Biology. Video courtesy of the Washington Post.