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Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return: Transnationalism and the Roman Catholic Church

Valentina Napolitano


In Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return, Napolitano shows the rendering of migration present at the heart of the twenty-first-century Roman Catholic Church and why this is a key battleground for a changing Europe. She shows how Catholic Latin American lay and religious migrants and their histories in Rome point to an Atlantic Return from the Americas that challenges a Euro-centric, Roman Catholic identity. The book queries national, municipal histories and Vatican pastoral teachings through documented and undocumented migrants’ experiences and devotions and shows how multiple forms of being ... More

Keywords: affects, Atlantic Return, Catholicism, Council Vatican II, Europe, gender, Latin America, missions, Rome, sexuality, transnational migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823267484
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823267484.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valentina Napolitano, author
University of Toronto