• From Thailand, Pope’s second cousin exhibits the same Bergoglio grit

    From Thailand, Pope’s second cousin exhibits the same Bergoglio grit

    • Sep 12, 2017

    In most respects, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori, a Salesian missionary in Thailand, is just like countless other Catholic missionary nuns and priests all over the world. The one difference is that Sivori is also second cousins with the boss — not of her order or the local diocese, but the entire Church, because she’s related to Pope Francis, and clearly shares a lot of the Bergoglio grit.

  • Report: Pope Francis getting massages, injections for sciatica

    Report: Pope Francis getting massages, injections for sciatica

    • Aug 11, 2017

    Though it’s not life-threatening and doesn’t impede the pontiff from fulfilling the duties of his office, sciatica, a nerve disorder that produces pain in the back and leg, has long hobbled Pope Francis. A new magazine report suggests that over the summer, Francis is receiving massages and injections twice a week to manage the condition.