- Jan 22, 2020
On Thursday, Pope Francis may just have unveiled a strategy for addressing an imbalance in the Church’s failures and successes in regards to children, getting it back on offense after decades of being on the defensive.
Pope Francis on Monday delivered his annual speech to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, laying out his social and political agenda for the year.
Israel’s Ambassador to the Holy See says that when Pope Francis addressed the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in his annual speech to diplomats on Monday, there was nothing new there — and insists that Israel wants peace as much as Francis does.
Singapore’s envoy to the Vatican says that when Pope Francis speaks, the international community listens — and that Asia heard something especially relevant on Monday when the pontiff addressed the risk of a “demographic winter.”
This year’s landmark foreign policy speech by Pope Francis was really about one thing, globalization — and especially the Latin American Church’s view of it.
In his most important foreign policy speech of the year, Pope Francis once again defied the usual categories of left v. right, voicing strong support for progressive causes such as nuclear disarmament, immigrant rights and battling climate change, but also stern opposition to abortion, assaults on the family and “ideological colonization.”