Religion

Arts & Culture
3:14 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Arts Event Celebrates Fort Wayne's Religious Diversity

Parliament of the World's Religions ambassador, Carl Jylland-Halverson with Pastor Agnes Edith Lamin at the International Christian Alliance on Prostitution.
Credit Courtesy/Carl Jylland-Halverson

This October, the Parliament of the World's Religions will convene in Salt Lake City, Utah for the largest and most historic interfaith gathering on record.

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News
4:32 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

University of Saint Francis president reacts to Wednesday's papal election

The man now known as Pope Francis is the first Jesuit elected to head the Roman Catholic Church.

But the name he chose as pope comes from another holy order: the Franciscans.

Sister Elise Kriss is president of the University of Saint Francis here in Fort Wayne. As you might expect, she's also Franciscan.

WBOI's Sean Bueter talked to Kriss about her reaction to Wednesday’s papal election, and the story behind the new pope’s namesake.

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