• In circus-like atmosphere, Pope delivers an ode to hope

    In circus-like atmosphere, Pope delivers an ode to hope

    • Dec 28, 2016

    It seems clear that at the close of a tumultuous year full of surprises, not all of them pleasant either in the wider world or inside the Catholic Church, what’s on Pope Francis’s mind right now is the virtue of hope, as the pontiff delivered an ode to “hope against every hope” on Wednesday.