Florence

Letter #54, 2015: An Important Address

November 10, 2015, Tuesday, An Important Address "Pope Francis was given a meal voucher when he arrived and ate off a plastic plate, just like the rest of those gathered with him, emphasizing his teaching that the Church must be with and accompany the marginalized and those on the peripheries of society." —A Vatican Radio report today by John [...]

How the Counter-Reformation Popes Brought New Hope

Portrait of Cardinal Baronio by Caravaggio’s School on loan from the Ufffizi Galleriesin Florence. Like his 17th-century predecessors, Pope Francis is seeking to reform the Church by eliminating privilege and corruption, imploring peace in the world, and “giving voice to the cry of the poor.” Thus appropriately on display in Castel Sant’Angelo until November [...]

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