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Q&A with Professor Hittinger, an American scholar close to Pope Francis

Hittinger-Library-2014Francis Hittinger, TU’s William K. Warren Professor of Catholic Studies, is one of only three lay people to serve in multiple ponitifical academies – essentially think tanks for the Vatican. He has worked with the past three popes to help craft papal encyclicals, and he was among a group of scholars who laid the foundation for Pope Francis’ Laudato Si. That encyclical has drawn worldwide attention for its focus on the pope’s concern about human impact on the environment as well as his warnings about the increasingly cold and technocratic hand of power.

In an in-depth interview with The Dallas Morning News during Pope Francis’ 2015 visit to the United States, Hittinger describes his work and why Laudato Si is so important. The complete article is available here.

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