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Letter #31, 2016: Bernie Meets Francis at 6 a.m.

April 16, 2016, Friday -- Bernie Meets Francis at 6 a.m. in the Domus Santa Marta as the Pope Leaves for Greece A Brief Meeting Outside the Breakfast Room In the end, Bernie Sanders met Pope Francis, briefly. It happened at about 6 a.m. this morning, outside the dining room of the Domus Santa Marta, where [...]

Letter #33, 2015: Turning Point

September 1, 2015, Tuesday — Turning Point Introductory note We have just come out with a special 132-page Commemorative Edition of Inside the Vatican magazine, welcoming Pope Francis to America. We would like you to receive and read this issue. All you have to do is click here, order a subscription, and you will receive this [...]

Letter #30, 2015: At All Costs

  August 9, 2015, Sunday — At All Costs Below is the text of the Editorial for the Special Commemorative August-September 2015 issue of Inside the Vatican welcoming Pope Francis to America. The Pope will visit Washington, New York and Philadelphia from September 22 to 27, after a visit to Cuba from September 19 to 22. [...]

Italian Vaticanist Lucio Brunelli on the secret of the tenderness of Pope Francis

As Pope Francis passed the end of the first year of his pontificate on March 13, at least six books and four television series and films about him appeared. What has changed with the arrival of this “Pope from afar”? And in what areas has he made the greatest impact? Lucio Brunelli, the Italian state television [...]

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Pope Francis Grants an Interview to La Civiltà Cattolica

In a lengthy and wide-ranging interview with one of his Jesuit confreres, Pope Francis spoke with characteristic frankness about the perils of overemphasizing Cath­olic teaching on sexual and medical ethics; the reasons for his deliberate and consultative governing style; and his highest priority for the Church today. The Pope’s remarks appeared in an interview with Jesuit [...]

What Did Pope Francis Mean?

“Only someone who has encountered mercy, who has been caressed by the tenderness of mercy, is happy and comfortable with the Lord.” —Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, April 27, 2001, in his presentation in Buenos Aires of a book by Father Luigi Giussani “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of [...]

People – January 2012

POPE BENEDICT: NO SEATBELT The Vatican said BENEDICT XVI greeted with a smile the news that a German citizen had filed a complaint against him for not wearing a seat belt in his popemobile. The Vatican spokesman, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, said that the complaint was not being taken seriously at the Vatican. Father Lombardi said [...]