- Dec 10, 2019
Mark Shriver’s book on Pope Francis is part-memoir, part-personal journey, and quite unlike other works out there. He goes to the right places, speaks to the right people, and in the process builds a fascinating portrait, according to Crux’s contributing editor, also a papal biographer.
Pope Francis today met Martin Scorsese, the director of ‘Silence’, a film about Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan that was privately screened yesterday for 300 Jesuits.
Pope Francis today joined the thousands gathered in Rome for his weekly audience to those mourning in Chapeco cathedral by leading a prayer. “I would like to remember today the pain of the Brazilian people for the tragedy of the soccer team,” Francis said Wednesday.
A “flash mob” will be staged Thursday in an Italian prison, featuring a zumba routine set to the tune of “Pope is Pop,” highlighting Francis’s vision on prison reform, and it comes at a time when Americans in particular may be increasingly ready to listen.
Speaking to a Spanish news outlet, the head of the Vatican’s main working court said that four cardinals who accused Pope Francis of creating confusion with his document on the family “Amoris Laetitia” are guilty of causing “very grave scandal” and the pope could take away their red hats.
Martin Scorsese has scored an audience with Pope Francis after a screening of his new film “Silence,” about two Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan, when Christians were persecuted. The plot is likely of interest to Francis, who joined the Jesuits in hopes of becoming a missionary in Japan.