• Peru venerates Lord of Miracles in big procession

    Peru venerates Lord of Miracles in big procession

    • Nov 2, 2017

    The Lord of Miracles – a Peruvian image of a darker-skinned Jesus – is believed to have been painted by an Angolan-born slave. After a devastating earthquake in 1655, the wall with the mural was one of the few parts of the church still intact. Deeming this a miracle, people gave the image an additional name — “The Christ of Earthquakes” — and almost ever since have paid homage to it in citywide processions.

  • Meeting with pope was a ‘sharing among shepherds,’ Cuban bishop says

    Meeting with pope was a ‘sharing among shepherds,’ Cuban bishop says

    • May 6, 2017

    After an informal meeting with Pope Francis for the “ad limina” visits to the Vatican, a Cuban archbishop said that the audience “was a sharing among shepherds; a meeting of bishops.” He also described the different approaches in Cuba by the three latest pontiffs pointing to the pope’s popularity in the country.

  • Does the ‘Populist Pope’ have a beef with populism?

    Does the ‘Populist Pope’ have a beef with populism?

    • Mar 31, 2017

    Pope Francis has not held back his criticism of populism in the past describing it as “evil” and a form of “egotism,” yet the media hails him as the ‘populist pope.’ But the unique approach to the masses adopted by this pontificate cannot be understood without the three P’s: populism, proximity, and the peripheries.