Francis in Armenia Archives - Crux

  • What does the Armenia trip tell us about Pope Francis?

    • Jun 27, 2016

    Papal trips are important for many reasons, including what they reveal about a pope’s personality and priorities. Francis’s June 24-26 outing to Armenia was no exception, offering insights about the importance of Argentina, his seriousness about the Orthodox, and his stubborn streak.

  • Pope Francis practices the politics of memory in Armenia

    • Jun 25, 2016

    In a part of the world where memory so often seems a dangerous thing, nursing resentments and fueling new conflicts, Pope Francis made the audacious claim in Armenia on Saturday that memory, coupled with faith, is actually the only route to peace.

  • Lessons from pope in Armenia on why ecumenism matters

    Lessons from pope in Armenia on why ecumenism matters

    • Jun 25, 2016

    Ecumenism can sometimes be a tough sell as a transcendent cause, but two little-known lessons from northern Armenia, one involving a church and the other a hospital, illustrate why the press for Christian unity really does matter.

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