NOVEMBER 18, 2017 - Earlier this month, David Palmieri (NHS'18), a senior health care management & policy major at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, had the chance to meet and shake hands with Pope Francis.
(The two are pictured here.)
Palmieri was with four professors and six other students who had an audience with the pope as a part of their participation in a nuclear disarmament conference, according to the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.
“The experience of meeting the Pope is difficult to put into words. It is quite literally an indescribable moment,” Palmieri noted in this Berkley Center story. “To have the Holy Father's unwavering support on this issue means so much for the nuclear disarmament movement.”
“As our cohort of Hoyas involved aims to translate the impact, we are grateful to have the support of Pope Francis and the church in our effort toward nuclear disarmament,” Palmieri added.
The Georgetown delegation was led by the Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., who is a a senior research fellow at the Berkley Center and a distinguished professor of ethics and global human development.