• New Belgian cardinal poised to be key papal ally in Europe

    New Belgian cardinal poised to be key papal ally in Europe

    • Oct 11, 2016

    Archbishop Jozef de Kesel of Brussels in Belgium one of Pope Francis’s new cardinals, in many ways attracts the same dynamics as the pontiff himself — great acclaim in progressive and secular circles but ambivalence among some insiders, who worry about where dialogue ends and capitulation begins.

  • Pope Francis condemns terror, reaches out to Iraqi Christians

    • Mar 23, 2016

    ROME — Pope Francis on Wednesday found two ways of expressing his concern for the victims of terrorism, condemning the Brussels attacks and sending both personal and financial support to Iraqi Christians menaced by ISIS. “I once again appeal to all people of good will to unite in the unanimous

  • Pope Francis condemns ‘blind violence’ in Belgium

    • Mar 22, 2016

    ROME — Pope Francis has condemned the “blind violence” of the terrorist attacks that shook Belgium on Tuesday, offering prayers for the victims, the injured, their families, and all those working in relief efforts. “The Holy Father again condemns the blind violence which causes so much suffering, and he implores