National Press Club NEWSMAKER: Pope Francis: How He Was Elected and How He Will Change the Church

With Father Thomas Reese, SJ, Senior Fellow, Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Father Reese, an author and popular speaker who leads the Woodstock Theological Center's work on Religion and Public Policy, spent most of March in Rome as a Vatican analyst covering the election of the new pope for The National Catholic Reporter. With a doctorate in political science, he has written a series of books analyzing the politics and organization of the Catholic Church – and his writings on such issues as priestly celibacy and the ordination of women have generated no small amount of controversy.

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Father Reese will analyze the forces that led to the selection of Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new pontiff – and how his papacy is likely to reshape the Catholic Church – at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in the club's Lisagor Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: National Press Building, NPC-Lisagor Room, 529 14th St. NW, WDC, 20045

SOURCE National Press Club



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