As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable
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’
Pope Francis ordains Legionaries of Christ Bishop Fernando Vergez
Moral teachings do not change – only the way they are presented
Each box of ‘Misericordina’ contained a rosary
None of us is immune from the temptation to dissent
Francis has insisted countless times since his election that his pontificate is apolitical
The Pope provides food for thought to all who in this country identify all religion with the political right
Pope Francis says Mary is ‘not a postmaster of the post office sending messages every day’
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.