- Dec 5, 2019
As Pope Francis approaches his 5th anniversary, is he facing his own version of the second-term curse which often afflicts U.S. Presidents?
Next March will mark the five-year anniversary of Francis’s papacy, and one interesting question is whether the broad media love affair with Francis will still be in place when that moment comes. John Allen says “probably yes,” because by now the positive narrative surrounding Francis has become so entrenched as to be basically impervious to reconsideration.
On the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis being elevated to the papacy, President Trump sent a letter offering congratulations and wishes for collaboration in the future. In November, when Trump was elected president the Vatican sent a telegram congratulating him.