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  • What are the pope's priorities? Ask his travel agent

    • Jun 3, 2015

    Here’s a quick pop-quiz for all those who pride themselves on their command of either Vaticanology or global affairs: What do Albania, Sri Lanka, and Bosnia-Herzegovina have in common? A. All are places Pope Francis either has traveled or will travel shortly B. All represent the global “periphery,” in that

  • Francis may be many things, but Asia proved he’s never a bore

    • Jan 18, 2015

    SRI LANKA/THE PHILIPPINES — All papal trips may be equal, in the sense that each is about bringing a pontiff’s message to some corner of the world, but some are more equal than others in terms of drama and impact. Pope Francis’ Jan. 12-19 outing to Sri Lanka and the

  • After Charlie Hebdo, pope says free speech has its limits

    • Jan 15, 2015

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Alluding to an attack on a French magazine that left 12 people dead in reprisal for satirical depictions of Muhammad, Pope Francis today condemned the violence, but also said there are limits to free speech — especially when it involves religion. In particular, the pope

  • Photos from pope’s visit to Sri Lanka

    • Jan 14, 2015

    Pope Francis began his trip to Asia on Tuesday with a stop in Sri Lanka. He’s already been honored with an elephant parade, canonized a saint, and visited a Buddhist temple. Here are some snapshots of his trip before he moves on to the Philippines. Read more about the trip.

  • On the road, a good narrative is a pope’s best friend

    • Jan 14, 2015

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Just like Francis’ last trip to Asia, when he visited South Korea in August 2013, the pontiff’s Jan. 12-19 outing to Sri Lanka and the Philippines has been fascinating so far on many levels, one of which is the power of narrative in shaping how he’s

  • Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Buddhist temple

    • Jan 14, 2015

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Pope Francis is legendary as a man of surprise and outreach, and on a Wednesday evening in Sri Lanka he found a way to combine both, making an impromptu visit to a Buddhist temple in the country’s capital city. While there, according to a Vatican spokesman,

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