Papal press conference Archives - Crux



  • A potpourri of nuggets from a week on the Vatican beat

    A potpourri of nuggets from a week on the Vatican beat

    Sometimes on the Vatican beat in a given week, what you get isn’t one grand narrative but lots of little ones. This was one of those weeks, so here’s a potpourri of nuggets on contrasting antidotes for different diseases, counter-intuitive patron saints, and what to make of papal press conferences in terms of the pontiff’s own personal priorities.

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  • Why are opposing sides in U.S., Europe cheering Pope on immigration?

    Why are opposing sides in U.S., Europe cheering Pope on immigration?

    Pope Francis on Monday called out U.S. President Donald Trump for threatening the DACA program, but also told Italians he recognized the need for limits and “prudence” on immigration. One way to explain the apparently different emphasis is that when Francis addresses immigration, he usually makes a (sometimes silent) distinction between spiritual and moral dispositions, and concrete acts of governance.

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  • Abuse survivor wants papal panel to push back on Vatican resistance

    Abuse survivor wants papal panel to push back on Vatican resistance

    On Saturday, Pope Francis called Marie Collins, an abuse survivor who recently quit his Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors citing Vatican resistance to reform, a “great woman” and said she’s “right on some things.” In a Crux interview, Collins expressed gratitude but also said that the Church still needs uniform global standards and a way to hold bishops accountable.

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