Wed, Jan 20th 2016
Gabriola United Church – 2600 South Rd

2014 Pastoral Visit of Pope Francis to Korea Closing Mass for Asian Youth Day 2014 Photographer : Jeon Han The Francis Factor
Is Pope Francis a game-changer?

Reflections and Stories of Transformational Change in the lives of Pope Francis and St. Francis of Assisi.
with Rev. Andrew Twiddy

Andrew Twiddy picRev. Andrew Twiddy of Parksville, Pastor of The Anglican Parish of St. Anne and St. Edmund, attended a week of study and pilgrimage in Rome and Assisi last fall, entitled ‘The Francis Effect’ at the Anglican Centre in Rome. It hosted a range of exceptional speakers, visits to the Vatican, Pope Francis’ general audience, and visits to the Franciscan sites in Assisi.

The goal was to examine the topic of transformational change by looking at the life and work of Pope Francis, and his inspiration, St. Francis of Assisi, as witnessed in the recent environmental encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home.

Andrew will share some of his observations, stories, and experiences, and invite all and any, from any faith background or none, to be in dialogue with him about the implications of “the Francis effect” or “factor” for living in today’s world.

Presentation will begin in the chapel. Conversation with Andrew will continue with tea & lunch.   Bring a bag lunch.


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This may be of special interest to:

  • anyone interested in topics of transformational change and environmental sustainability
  • Anglican and Roman Catholic community members
  • friends and ecumenical partners in all Christian churches; interfaith partners and friends

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