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  • Five predictions for the unpredictable Pope Francis in 2016

    Five predictions for the unpredictable Pope Francis in 2016

    Last week I was in Youngstown and Akron, Ohio, where I’ve been speaking at First Friday clubs for several years. My wife Shannon, who handles my speaking calendar, is very loyal to these folks, and insisted that I offer them something new and original. In response, I did something that’s

  • Vatican denies that Pope Francis has a brain tumor

    ROME — A report in an Italian newspaper that Pope Francis has a small, curable brain tumor drew a swift denial from the Vatican Wednesday, with a spokesman labeling the story “unfounded …. seriously irresponsible, and not worthy of attention.” Citing an unnamed nurse, the Bologna-based daily Qoutidiano Nazionale (National

  • Notebook: Really tight security in Philly

    With a couple of hours in between papal events in the City of Brotherly Love Saturday afternoon, I decided to go for a walk to see how the city was coping with the influx of more than 1 million people descending on the city, all eager for a glimpse of Pope Francis.