An evening looking for the real Pope Francis


In the short time since his elevation, Pope Francis has captured the world’s attention, almost daily doing or saying something interesting, if not extraordinary. But beyond the headlines, how well do people understand him?
St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Gibbsboro will host a presentation, “Who is the real Pope Francis?” on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Patrick Clark, assistant professor at the University of Scranton, will lead a conversation on “who Pope Francis is,” and what it means for the church. He will focus on the pontiff’s approach to the Catholic faith, which Clark called “encounter and surprise.”
Clark holds a doctorate in theology, with a specialization in moral theology, from the University of Notre Dame.
The evening includes a presentation from Clark, followed by discussion. There will be a free will offering. For more information, contact Sister Alma Gallagher, 856-784-8501, or e-mail