Francis Cardinal George (right) talking with Sam Attoh, dean of the Graduate School, outside Madonna della Strada Chapel.

Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., will help mark the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II when he speaks on the Council’s Declaration of Religious Liberty (Dignitatis Humane) at Loyola’s School of Law on Thursday. Cardinal George will talk about how the historical document fits with the overall goals of the Second Vatican Council, which was convened by Pope John XXIII in October of 1962. He will also discuss the document’s interpretation of the connection between church and state.

The event will take place in the Philip H. Corboy Law Center, in the Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom on the 10th floor, on Thursday, February 21, at noon.

This event is sponsored by the law school’s new Law and Religion program. Pizza will be provided.

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