Pope Francis inspires record eConference participation

Slide1PopeFrancis Media release, 10 June 2014

His Excellency Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Apostolic Nuncio in Australia, will join the panel of BBI-ACBC’s 10th National eConference, titled Pope Francis: Modelling the Ministry of St Peter.

Archbishop Gallagher will join Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB of Perth and other Catholic leaders to take an in-depth look at Pope Francis’ vision, role and leadership style.

The eConference will stimulate conversation about modelling the ministry of St Peter, women in the church, ecumenism, interfaith dialogue, ecclesiology, mission and media.

Anyone with a computer, tablet or mobile device can watch the eConference live and free of charge on Wednesday 11 June from 10.30am to 2.30pm (AEST). Sites and individuals can register now at francis.vivlive.com.

Dr Gerard Goldman, CEO of The Broken Bay Institute said, “We are proud to have Archbishop Gallagher joining our eConference Q&A panel. With registrations already exceeding all previous eConferences, this promises to be our largest one yet! We’re expecting up to 50,000 participants from all parts of Australia and over 20 countries participating on the day.”

Speakers include:
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth (keynote speaker)
Sr Monica Cavanagh RSJ, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of St Joseph Rev Associate Professor Gerard Kelly, President of Catholic Institute of Sydney Ms Selina Hasham, Communications Manager, Archdiocese of Sydney
Fr Noel Connolly SSC, Head of Mission & Culture, The Broken Bay Institute Archbishop Paul Gallagher, to join the Q&A panel discussion

Participants can send in questions via email, Facebook or Twitter for the Q&A panel discussion starting at 1.40pm. Last year, questions came from as far afield as Beijing, China; Hamilton, New Zealand and Geraldton WA.

For the first time in its history, the eConference has a Gold Sponsor, Catholic Church Insurance, whom we gratefully acknowledge for its assistance.


For more information visit: www.bbi.catholic.edu.au

Media and Communications queries:
Gerard Goldman
0400 339 599