Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture: "The Reform of the Church: The Pastoral Theology of Pope Francis" by Rev. Carlos María Galli

You are invited to the annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture featuring Rev. Carlos María Galli, S.T.D., Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University of Argentina. The lecture is presented by the LMU Latino/a Theology and Ministry Initiative, and cosponsored by the Office of the University President, Dr. Timothy Law Snyder; Center for Religion and Spirituality, Department of Theological Studies, Campus Ministry, Office of Student Affairs, Jesuit Community of LMU, CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice, and the Center for Ignatian Spirituality.


Rev. Carlos María Galli, S.T.D.
Dean of the Faculty of Theology
The Catholic University of Argentina

Rev. Gary Riebe-Estrella, S.V.D.
Dean Emeritus at Catholic Theological Union

Sr. Rosalia Meza, V.D.M.F.
Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University

To Attend
This lecture will be completely bilingual; simultaneous English/Spanish translation will be provided. Free and open to the public, RSVP is requested (click here). Campus parking fees will apply.

About the Lecturer
Rev. Carlos María Galli, S.T.D., a priest of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, has a long and distinguished career as Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University of Argentina where he currently serves as director of doctoral studies. He has specialized in the study of Lucio Gera, the father of Teología del Pueblo. The author or editor of 32 books and more than 150 articles, he has a long record of service as consultant to the bishops of Argentina but also to the Episcopal Conference of Latin America (CELAM) at their central offices in Bogotá. Rev. Galli belongs to a circle of theologians who have worked closely with Pope Francis for many years. The pope named Rev. Galli to the International Theological Commission that advises him at the Vatican almost immediately after being elected. Rev. Galli was a collaborator with Pope Francis in the Final Document of Aparecida (one of the main sources of this pope’s vision) and is someone thoroughly versed in the key events and thinkers that have formed this pope’s view of the world and his ministry.

About the LMU Latino/a Theology and Ministry Initiative
The Initiative emerged from a need to assess and then respond to the large population of Hispanic Catholics in the United States and is a joint project of the Department of Theological Studies and the Center for Religion and Spirituality. As a Catholic university in the largest Catholic archdiocese in the country, LMU is uniquely situated to gather data and marshal resources that will aid in preparing Latino/a Catholics for leadership and service in the Church. As the Hispanic Catholic population continues to grow, LMU seeks to grow in the capacity to truly serve this important community in the Body of Christ. Learn more at

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00pm

Life Sciences Building, Auditorium 1945 Ignatian Cir, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Type

Speakers and Seminars


LMU Extension, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Theological Studies, Center for Religion and Spirituality




Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.