• Brazilian cardinal says reform is Pope’s major goal

    Brazilian cardinal says reform is Pope’s major goal

    • Jan 22, 2017

    According to Brazilian Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, the core of Pope Francis’s ecclesiastical reform is to build “a totally missionary Church,” and as part of that picture, Hummes says Francis wants a Church determined to “move and leave” preferentially towards the peripheries.

  • Pope Francis and Trump share a passion for the peripheries

    Pope Francis and Trump share a passion for the peripheries

    • Nov 21, 2016

    While many have pointed out the evident differences between President-Elect Donald Trump and Pope Francis, a surprising sphere of overlap is emerging: their resonance with those who feel overlooked and marginalized, or what Francis has referred to as the “peripheries.”

  • Pope Francis urges fellow Jesuits to go to the peripheries

    Pope Francis urges fellow Jesuits to go to the peripheries

    • Oct 24, 2016

    The Jesuits aim to “move forward, overcoming the impediments which the enemy of human nature puts in our way when, in serving God, we are seeking the greater good,” Pope Francis told more than 200 Jesuits chosen to represent the more than 16,000 Jesuits at the order’s general congregation.