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  • Potential Italian saint could be key footnote to Francis’s legacy

    Potential Italian saint could be key footnote to Francis’s legacy

    • Nov 26, 2017

    As the sainthood cause of Don Luigi Sturzo, a famed Italian priest who championed the anti-fascist cause during World War II, now shifts from the diocesan phase to the Vatican, some may be tempted to see him as an ideal “Pope Francis” candidate. Yet in some ways, it’s the differences in approach between Sturzo and Francis that may be most interesting.

  • Students keep soldiers’ memory alive at U.S. cemetery Pope visits today

    Students keep soldiers’ memory alive at U.S. cemetery Pope visits today

    • Nov 2, 2017

    The ‘Be the Difference – Never Again’ highlights those who risked their lives to save others during WWII, including the soldiers buried in the military cemetery in Nettuno, where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on Thursday. Its mission is to inspire people to take action in their lives and focus on events in history that demonstrate the power an individual has to make a difference in someone’s life.

  • On the Pope and America, sometimes a cigar’s just a cigar

    On the Pope and America, sometimes a cigar’s just a cigar

    • Oct 19, 2017

    Pope Francis is visiting a cemetery for American war dead this year on All Souls’ Day, and Americans are naturally inclined to wonder if he’s trying to make some sort of statement about the U.S. or its role in the world by doing so. As it turns out, however, the stop at Nettuno won’t even be the most important thing he does that day, and this may not be all about us.

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