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  • Pope’s inter-faith summit in Assisi belongs to an ongoing revolution

    Pope’s inter-faith summit in Assisi belongs to an ongoing revolution

    • Sep 14, 2016

    When Pope Francis convenes a summit of religious leaders next Tuesday in Assisi, it will be the fifth time a pope has done so, beginning with St. John Paul II in 1986, marking a revolution both in how Catholicism engages the world and in the role of the papacy as the chairman of religious moderates everywhere.

  • Why Muslims need to hear both Pope Francis and Cardinal Burke

    Why Muslims need to hear both Pope Francis and Cardinal Burke

    • Sep 1, 2016

    Cardinal Raymond Burke is among those newsmakers valued by journalists for their “say it out lour” verve, meaning their willingness to say things others only think, and most recently some of what he’s saying about Islam arguably amounts to material that Muslims need to hear.

  • Pope headed to Assisi to take part in ‘Festival of Peace’

    Pope headed to Assisi to take part in ‘Festival of Peace’

    • Aug 22, 2016

    St. Pope John Paul II’s historic interreligious summit in Assisi in 1986 was a watershed moment for the Catholic Church, and when Pope Francis travels to Assisi in September to mark its 30th anniversary, he’ll once again be taking part in the annual “festival of peace” organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio.

  • Pope Francis to visit Assisi, again

    Pope Francis to visit Assisi, again

    • Aug 18, 2016

    For the second month in a row, Pope Francis will visit Assisi, the Italian town famously associated with his namesake St. Francis. This time, the pontiff will take part in a gathering of leaders from different religious and cultural backgrounds organized by the Community of San’t Egidio.

  • Looming Texas execution illustrates urgency of forgiveness

    Looming Texas execution illustrates urgency of forgiveness

    • Aug 17, 2016

    Next week Texas is scheduled to execute a death row inmate who never killed anyone, and who may not even have known a crime was going to be committed. The execution is not only out of touch with Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops, but also growing public opinion against capital punishment.

  • Forgive others and find peace, pope says at Assisi

    Forgive others and find peace, pope says at Assisi

    • Aug 5, 2016

    The reason Pope Francis visited Assisi Aug. 4, and the reason thousands travel there each August, is the “Pardon of Assisi,” a plenary indulgence offered to visitors who are sincerely sorry for their sins, go to confession, receive the Eucharist, recite the Creed and pray for the intentions of the pope.

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