papal interview Archives - Crux



  • Pope urges Christians to think about what they say in the Our Father

    Pope urges Christians to think about what they say in the Our Father

    The Italian bishops’ television station, TV2000, will begin airing a nine-part series Oct. 25 featuring Pope Francis’s conversation with Father Marco Pozza, an Italian prison chaplain and theologian. A long trailer for the program was released Oct. 18. In addition to the television program, the conversation will be published as a book, which will be released in Italian in late November.

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  • Pope on interviews: Church must listen, respond to people’s questions

    Pope on interviews: Church must listen, respond to people’s questions

    Pope Francis is famous for giving interviews, and he says he prefers small, neighborhood newspapers and magazines. “In fact, in those cases I really am listening to the questions and concerns of common people. I try to respond spontaneously, in a conversation I hope is understandable, and not with rigid formulas,” he said. A new book collecting his interviews is coming out this week in Italian.

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  • Few new nuggets in book-length interview with Pope Francis

    Few new nuggets in book-length interview with Pope Francis

    A new book-length interview with Pope Francis goes over much of the territory the pontiff has discussed in his previous interviews with various publications, but Austen Ivereigh says there are still some interesting points to be mined from ‘Politique et Societé’ [Politics and Society]. Ivereigh says the interviewer, French sociologist Dominique Wolton, should have dug deeper to reveal more of the man who is now sitting on the Chair of Peter.

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  • In new interview, Pope says never to give up hope for conversion

    In new interview, Pope says never to give up hope for conversion

    In his latest newspaper interview, Pope Francis lamented that there often seems to be a lack of trust in rehabilitation and the ability for prisoners to be reinserted into society. With this mentality, “one forgets that we are all sinners and, often, that we are also prisoners without realizing it.” The interview was published on Holy Thursday, before the pope was scheduled to visit a prison on the outskirts of Rome for former members of the mafia.

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  • Rules of thumb for processing the latest papal bombshell

    Rules of thumb for processing the latest papal bombshell

    Pope Francis has an endless capacity for memorable media soundbites, and he was at it again on Wednesday in a new interview with a German newspaper. Pastors are increasingly trying to help ordinary Catholics process these bombshells, and here are three basic rules of thumb.

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  • Pope Francis signals openness to ordaining married men

    Pope Francis signals openness to ordaining married men

    In a new interview with a German newspaper, Pope Francis addresses the issue of married priests, saying simply making celibacy optional is ‘not a solution’ but signaling openness to the idea of ordaining the ‘viri probati,’ or tested married men.

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