- Jan 22, 2020
One way the Catholic instinct seeps through in Key West is a tendency among locals to compare the present state of the place unfavorably to a half-remembered, half-imagined past.
There’s a sense in which the Francis papacy can be understood as a sort of salsa-infused homage to St. John XXIII.
John Allen on the need to support elderly priests.
From the very beginning, Francis has seen his pontificate as a revival and concrete application of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), the ecumenical council summoned by “Good Pope John.”
During his last night in Bulgaria, a nation whose recent past is marked by communist persecution, Pope Francis urged members of the country’s various religious communities to make dialogue and mutual understanding a new “code of conduct” in pursuing peace.
Speaking in Bulgaria, Pope Francis said that greater unity between Orthodox and Catholics can lie in an “ecumenism of the poor.”