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Topic: Pope Francis

The Holy Father has just fervently declared his support for Benedict XVI’s vision of the Church, and has issued a clear rejection of the so-called ‘Spirit of Vatican II’

As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable

Pope tells new bishop to show love to Vatican employees

Pope Francis ordains Legionaries of Christ Bishop Fernando Vergez

The Synod ‘survey’ is not going to change Church ‘policy’

Moral teachings do not change – only the way they are presented

Pope Francis gives out 20,000 boxes of ‘medicine’ at Angelus

Each box of ‘Misericordina’ contained a rosary

Why are Catholics so disobedient?

None of us is immune from the temptation to dissent

Pope Francis will not allow himself to be adopted by partisans on the Left or Right

Francis has insisted countless times since his election that his pontificate is apolitical

Francis is a Pope of the Christian Democrat Left

The Pope provides food for thought to all who in this country identify all religion with the political right

‘Visions’ of Mary can distance people from God, says Francis

Pope Francis says Mary is ‘not a postmaster of the post office sending messages every day’

Pope Francis makes first state visit

Pope Francis traveled today to Italy’s presidential palace

Pope Francis ‘leaves the exposition of doctrine to others, and reserves for himself the merciful style of the care of souls’: is he playing a dangerous game?

He has, says Sandro Magister, inaugurated a ‘twofold communicative register’, the existence of which the Press has simply not caught up with. Maybe it never will.