• Pope Francis defends poor, calls for unity in Latin America

    • Jul 7, 2015

    QUITO, Ecuador — Pope Francis made an appeal for a united Latin America on Tuesday, saying that the cry for freedom today is as urgent and pressing as the cry for independence two hundred years ago. “We must not respond with nonchalance, or complain we do not have the resources

  • Holy Family today would run away from Egypt, not toward it

    Holy Family today would run away from Egypt, not toward it

    • Jul 5, 2015

    CAIRO/ROME – At the very origins of Christianity lies the story of the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt, escaping persecution under an Israelite king. In the crypt of a small Cairo church, one can still find the well from which tradition holds that Joseph, Mary, and the child Jesus drew

  • Pope Francis in Latin America: A homecoming and a headache

    • Jul 3, 2015

    ROME — Pope Francis leaves Rome this weekend for a triumphant homecoming to Latin America, a trip that that will take him to Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay, and one that shapes up both as a popular celebration of history’s first Latin American pope as well as a political and cultural

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