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Installation of Pope Francis: Queen's University expert


Queen’s University Vatican history expert Robert Dennis is available to talk about Tuesday’s installation of Pope Francis as Bishop of Rome and sovereign of Vatican City.

“Pope Francis has called for a Church of the poor and a poor Church,” says Robert Dennis. “He has already set a tone of humility and simplicity for his papacy. His installation will be attended by leaders from around the world including Canada’s Governor General David Johnston, and Pope Francis will speak to the world during his installation.”

Mr. Dennis can talk about any issues related to the installation and pontificate of Pope Francis as well as the legacies of recent popes (including John XXIII, John Paul II, Benedict XVI), or other matters relating to Roman Catholicism in Canada, the Modern Vatican, and/or the future of Roman Catholicism.

To arrange an interview, please contact Queen’s University communication officers Michael Onesi (613-533-6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca).

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