The free event will address ‘mercy in a suffering world’

October 05, 2018

Immigration, the earth, those at the margins and the latest crisis in the Catholic Church are just some of the topics that will be explored as Regis University hosts national and international speakers to do a deep dive on the first five years of Pope Francis.  

"We are blessed to welcome a remarkable group of speakers addressing a wide range of issues," said the Rev. Kevin Burke, S.J., vice president for University Mission at Regis. "They include Catholic lay men and women, bishops, religious sisters, Jesuits, theologians and several outstanding representatives from other faith traditions." 

The inaugural University Mission Symposium will look at Pope Francis’ time leading the Catholic Church. The four-day event, which begins Thursday, Oct. 11, and runs until Sunday, Oct. 14, will take place at venues across Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus. The free event is open to everyone.

For a full list of events and to register, visit the symposium website. 

The renowned group of speakers will look at the suffering of the poor and marginalized; the suffering of victims of sexual abuse; at the plight of immigration and the refugee crisis; the crucial importance of interfaith and ecumenical cooperation; as well as the role the Church plays in taking care of the earth itself.

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Regis has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit