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2023 Russo Lecture: ‘Women and Youth: The Driving Force of Synodality’

Tuesday, March 28
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Church of St. Paul the Apostle
405 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019
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Nathalie Becquart, X.M.C.J., is undersecretary of the Vatican’s Office on the Synod—which makes her the highest-ranking woman at the Vatican and a leader in promoting Pope Francis’ vision of a more “synodal” church marked by listening and learning and inclusivity.

Indeed, The New York Times called Sister Becquart “the nun reshaping the role of women inside the Vatican.”

At this evening event, Sister Becquart will talk about how women and young people are the driving forces behind this push for a reinvigorated church, and she will take questions from the audience gathered in the sanctuary.

This event relaunches the annual Russo Lecture series, which was paused by the pandemic.

A wine-and-cheese reception will follow.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.