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JesuiticalNovember 24, 2023
Pope Francis is seated facing the obelisk in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience Nov. 22, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Ten years ago, Pope Francis released his first papal document, “Evangelii Gaudium,” which lays out his vision for the church in the 21st century. To help break down this inaugural document of Francis’ papacy, Zac and Ashley welcome Rafael Luciani, an associate professor of practice at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College.

They discuss:

  • Pope Francis’ call to “pastoral conversion” and “missionary discipleship”
  • How Pope Francis’ Latin American roots guide his vision for the church
  • The foundation for a synodal church put forth in “Evangelii Gaudium”

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