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Is There Life After the Pontificate for Francis?

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 02.21.2015 | World
Sébastien Maillard

As Francis has repeated on several occasions, "the Pope emeritus is not a statue in a museum. It is an institution," which "participates in the life of the Church." This new "institution" is a consequence of Benedict's historical resignation on February 11, 2013. It has "opened the door," according to Jorge Bergoglio. Meaning, he could very well do the same.

Pope's Visit: A Resounding Success

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Daoud Kuttab

At all levels, the visit of Pope Francis to Jordan and Palestine was a huge success. For about 26 hours, everything was implemented as planned. And the few unplanned moments worked out quite well, leaving indelible memories and images.

Pope Francis Goes Off-The-Cuff In Palm Sunday Homily

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 06.13.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in...

Pope Francis Restored My Faith In The Catholic Church

Kristina Carlota | Posted 04.16.2014 | World
Kristina Carlota

"Dear young people, please, don't be observers of life, but get involved. Jesus did not remain an observer, but he immersed himself. Don't be observe...

Ego Te Absurdo: Francis Is Advocate's 'Person Of The Year'

John Becker | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
John Becker

Really? In a year full of LGBT rights milestones, it's Pope Francis who's the "person of the year," simply for pulling slightly back from Benedict's bigotry? We're handing out accolades because someone makes us feel hopey-changey?

What Role Models for Pope Francis?

Thomas Worcester | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

Dispensing with the need for a miracle that could be attributed to Blessed John XXIII's intercession, Pope Francis has approved him for canonization as a saint. Francis demonstrates by this decision his exceptional admiration for the pope who called the Second Vatican Council.

Pope Francis Names Hundreds Of New Saints

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 07.12.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday gave the Catholic Church new saints, including hundreds of 15th-century martyrs who were beheaded for refu...

Pope Francis: Catholic Church Must 'Act Decisively' On Sexual Abuse By Priests

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - Pope Francis wants the Catholic Church to "act decisively" to root out sexual abuse of children by priests and ensure the perpetrators are...

What the Choice of Francis Means

Michael Novak | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Michael Novak

Here is a prayer -- St. Francis' prayer, the tradition says -- that helps to explain what the choice of the name Francis means.