Everything is Connected
The Social Vision of Pope Francis
Film Screening of the documentary The Francis Impact and Discussion with TFI director Sebastian Gomes of Salt and Light Television
Catholic Women’s League Annual Lecture in Catholic Studies
Thursday, April 11, 2019
7-9pm in the Heritage Centre (H100)
In the social vision of Pope Francis, “everything is connected.” (Laudato Si, 91) Christians today cannot protect the dignity of life without protecting creation, and vice versa. For Francis, there must be a “consistent ethic of life” that permeates the Catholic Church’s witness and ministry in the world. Since 2013, Sebastian Gomes has been interpreting Francis’ social teachings and global impact through film and television for Salt + Light Television. In his keynote presentation, Sebastian Gomes will expound Francis’ social vision and—for the first time in Western Canada—premiere excerpts from The Francis Impact, which addresses the global environmental and refugee crises.