Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy
It is often said that Pope Francis is a revolutionary pope. However, a comprehensive assessment of the Church’s course in international politics and institutional change under the current pope is not yet possible. There are indicators for change as well as continuity. This lecture explores both by looking at Francis’s vision of international politics and diplomacy and in particular by evaluating his vision of international politics through examples from the papal human rights discourse and Holy See diplomacy.
Jodok Troy is 2016–18 Visiting Scholar at the Europe Center, Stanford University, where he is conducting a project on international moral leadership.
His research interests include international political theory and policy issues related to international peace and security, with his work focusing on religion, ethics, international theory, violence, diplomacy, and classical realism...