- Jan 28, 2020
As part of the celebrations for his 50th anniversary of priesthood, Pope Francis chose to personally present a multi-volume collection of writings by his longtime spiritual director, the late Jesuit Father Miguel Angel Fiorito.
Pope Francis told Jesuits in Thailand he was “scandalized” by some of the anti-migrant rhetoric he hears in Europe, and he is convinced people are being manipulated into thinking the only way they can preserve their lifestyles is by building walls.
La Civilta Cattolica at times has courted controversy, because it tries to engage culture, which by itself can lead to unpopular opinions. According to the journal’s website, part of its mission is to “read and interpret” current events and trends in culture, history, science, art and politics “in the light of the Christian faith offered by the magisterium of the church.”
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.