Commission for Ecumenism & Interfaith Dialogue

Pope Francis: Modelling the Ministry of St Peter


10th National eConference News Story
The eConference aims to stimulate conversation about modelling the ministry of St Peter. Photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP

His Excellency Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, will join the panel for the 10th National eConference, titled ‘Pope Francis: Modelling the Ministry of St Peter’.

This FREE eConference is presented by The Broken Bay Institute in partnership with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

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

The eConference aims to 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.

The Institute for Mission in Blacktown is a host site. Please contact them to register your attendance tel Donnie (02) 9831 4911,

Sites and individuals can register now at:

Dr Gerard Goldman, CEO of The Broken Bay Institute said they were proud to have Archbishop Gallagher join the eConference Q&A panel.

“With registrations already exceeding all previous eConferences, this promises to be our largest one yet,” Dr Goldman said. “We’re expecting up to 50,000 participants from all parts of Australia and more than 20 countries participating on the day.”

Speakers include:

Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth, and 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; and

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.

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