Statement by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

The following statement was issued by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, in response to comments made by Pope Francis that were released via media today (Sept. 19).

“Pope Francis speaks in a loving, welcoming voice that resonates at Notre Dame and the world over for those who hunger for the Church’s inclusive, spiritual embrace grounded in the ‘simple, profound, radiant’ Gospel message of God’s love and mercy.”