The Vatican is at SXSW 2017, but why?

South by Southwest (SXSW) is finally happening, and some of the biggest names in tech, music, media, and film have gathered in Austin, Texas for the event. Among the most unlikely guests, there is one that stands out: The Vatican.

The Vatican’s Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Bishop Paul Tighe, flew down to Austin for the weekend to attend the Interactive Conference of the nine-day festival and host a panel titled Compassionate Disruption. Continue reading