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  • Pope again flexes papal muscle to keep tabs on cardinals

    • Jun 16, 2017

    Pope Francis has revived what has been called a “noble tradition” of asking cardinals to inform him when they leave town and where they’re going. This show of papal muscle comes after the pope wrote a letter asking for obedience to a rioting diocese in Nigeria and the tensions with the Knights of Malta.

  • Vatican tailors, cobblers try to adapt to Francis’s ‘papal athleisure’

    Vatican tailors, cobblers try to adapt to Francis’s ‘papal athleisure’

    • Jun 12, 2017

    Pope Francis’s emphasis on simplicity and frugality is a hit all around the world, but it’s produced just a bit of backlash among fashion-conscious Italians, including an exclusive club of tailors and shoemakers who outfit pontiffs — some of whom are a little nostalgic for the days when being pope also meant dressing to the nines.

  • Pope Francis: ‘I too know moments of emptiness’

    Pope Francis: ‘I too know moments of emptiness’

    • Mar 11, 2017

    Pope Francis has been particularly open to hearing proposals for the ordination of married men and in Rome last November, as his Year of Mercy drew to an end, he also met with men who had left the priesthood to marry and have their own families.

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