Pope Francis and the distance study program of the Chair
At the end of September 2017, during a reception for the members of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, Professor Achim Buckenmaier, the director of the Chair, drew the attention of Pope Francis to the distance study program. In his speech to all the members of the Pontifical Council Pope Francis had spoken about the People of God. Resuming this key word, Prof. Achim Buckenmaier shortly explained to the Holy Father this new initiative of the Chair. Pope Francis was visibly interested in this contribution to the New Evangelization. In the adjacent photo you can see between Pope Francis and prof. Buckenmaier also Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.