The Francis Revolution: How Pope Francis Is Changing the Church

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Event Time: 
4:30 p.m.
Location: 
012 Bendheim Hall

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will sponsor a public talk, "The Francis Revolution: How Pope Francis Is Changing the Church," on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall on the Princeton University campus. In less than one year, Pope Francis has captured the world's imagination. The newest leader of the world's largest church has transformed the Holy See into a new voice of conscience and conversation on issues from poverty to marriage to the environment, and all the while he has led with a commitment to humility. TIME Magazine's religion and politics writer Elizabeth Dias, who co-wrote TIME's Person of the Year story on the Holy Father, will discuss the Francis Revolution and how the he is - and isn't - shaking up both the church and the world's perceptions of Christianity.

Elizabeth Dias covers national news and religion for TIME Magazine in Washington, DC. Her cover stories include "The People's Pope," TIME's 2013 Person of the Year feature on Pope Francis; "The Latino Reformation," on changes in Hispanic Christianity in America; and "After Trayvon" about race in America after the Trayvon Martin case. Dias writes about a wide range of topics, from the 2012 presidential campaign to immigration reform to gay rights. She earned her bachelors in theology from Wheaton College and a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and she has been writing for Time since 2009. You can follow her on Twitter @elizabethjdias.