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2015: CWCIT's Muslim-Catholic Panel Featured in America magazine

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On November 12, 2015, CWCIT hosted a discussion on Muslim-Catholic dialogue in sub-Saharan Africa, which included as panelists Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, and DePaul's own Dr. Babacar Mbengue. The national Jesuit magazine, America, featured the event as reported by Catholic News Service journalist, Michelle Martin. Read the full article here.

2015: HuffPost Live Interviews CWCIT Professor on Pope Francis' Two-Year Tenure

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Rev. Stan Chu Ilo, CWCIT research professor, gave an interview on HuffPost Live on March 19, 2015, the two-year anniversary of Pope Francis' election. He spoke of the pontiff's legacy of simplicity, noting that "the church can only be credible when the church personifies what the church preaches." Watch the full interview and read Chu's March 13 blog post on this topic.

2015: Past CWCIT Scholar Receives International Award from Vatican Foundation

On February 26, 2015, Alex Stummvoll was named winner of the Vatican foundation Centesimus Annus-Pro Pontifice's biannual international award (10,000 Euro) for young researchers whose work promotes Catholic social doctrine. Alex was CWCIT's 2012-13 visiting professor, and he received the award for his PhD dissertation, “A Living Tradition: The Holy See, Catholic Social Doctrine and Global Politics 1965-2000."

2014: CWCIT Faculty on New Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich

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In September 2014, Pope Francis named Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., as the successor to Cardinal Francis George, OMI, as archbishop of Chicago. Some of our faculty spoke to the media about this decision and transition:

2013: CWCIT Friends & Collaborators at Papal Conclave

Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
On March 13, 2013, a conclave of 115 cardinals elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, archbishop of Buenos Aires, as the successor to Pope Benedict XVI. The first Latin American and Jesuit pope, Bergoglio chose the name Francis. Participating in this historic conclave were the following cardinals whom CWCIT has been honored to welcome here at DePaul:
Mar George Cardinal Alencherry (bio)
Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church (Kochi, Kerala, India)
October 2011 presentation at DePaul: "
Catechesis in the World Church"

Francis Cardinal Arinze (bio)
Prefect Emeritus, Congregation for Divine Worship(Rome)
November 2009 visit to DePaul

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Watch his interview with NBC 5 Chicago

Francis Cardinal George, OMI (bio)
Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago
February 2014 presentation: "Pope Francis & the New Evangelization"
April 2010 presentation: "
Tradition & Liberation: Charity in Truth & the New Face of Social Progress"

Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson (bio)
President, Pontifical Council for Justice & Peace (Rome)
April 2010 presentation at DePaul: "Charity in Truth & the New Face of Social Progress