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Pope Francis

With every minute that passes, the odds of a successful rescue get longer. But there is one long-shot hope left.

Venezuela

Vatican diplomacy moves slowly and cautiously. The Pope is the spiritual leader of some 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide, but he commands no armies and his...
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Pope Francis on Monday began the most fraught apostolic visit of his pontificate thus far, to Burma, where a Buddhist majority is waging a pogrom...
Pope Francis

Pope John Paul II, perhaps the most admired pope of the twentieth century, made a name for himself as a symbol of freedom and liberty....
Pope Francis

I like Pope Francis a lot more than I like Donald Trump -- but I agree with Jonathan Tobin, who wrote that the Pope's comments...
Christianity

There was once a time when talk about the supposed influence of the Pope was a staple of American politics. In the 19th century, anti-Catholic...
anti-semitism

Last week the Vatican continued its commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate declaration with a new document enjoining Catholics not to attempt...
anti-semitism

Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S. last month was the sort of crossover cultural/political event that prompted media coverage that might well be compared to...
Pope Francis

As Pope Francis concludes his six-day visit to America, there’s been plenty of commentary on his speeches, including his historic address to the United States Congress. Some of...
anti-semitism

Pope Francis’s trip to America has riveted the media and the public. So it is little surprise that politicians are hoping to exploit his presence...
Pope Francis

This is a week when Americans will celebrate Pope Francis, and no one in any of the cities that he will visit appears to be...
Pope Francis

While Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the United States will be seized upon as an opportunity to critique capitalism, it would be far better if it...