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12 Of Pope Francis' Most Inspiring Quotes From The Past 3 Years

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.11.2016 | Religion

March 13 will mark three years since Buenos Aires archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. Francis has repeatedly challenged conservative...

Three Years Of Pope Francis Have Unnerved Some Conservative Catholics

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.11.2016 | Religion

Three years after the election of Pope Francis, Roman Catholic conservatives are growing increasingly worried that he is quietly unraveling the legacy...

Thank You, Pope Francis

Thomas Worcester | Posted 09.28.2016 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

Not only before Congress, but throughout his days in three cities, Pope Francis taught by word and by example. The modest Fiat, dwarfed by oversized SUVs, was no game. He appeared more at home with immigrant children in Harlem than he did with the most powerful people in the world.

Pope Francis, the Common Good and Global Climate Change

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

It is a line repeated with tiresome regularity in right-wing circles: Pope Francis has no business proposing solutions to the crisis of global climate change. He is not a scientist, they say. He should stick to morals and to matters of faith and doctrine.

The Modern Papacy and War

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 06.13.2015 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

These are outrageous deeds that must be stopped. But how should the Vatican state the case against these groups? I believe that it should confine itself to detailing the crimes these organizations are committing.

Pope Francis Walks The Walk And Talks The Talk

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.19.2015 | Religion

Since Pope Francis began his tenure as the leader of the Catholic Church two years ago, he's made a name for himself with his modest lifestyle and fea...

Pope Francis, Two Years On

Thomas Worcester | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

On March 13, 2013, the election of Jorge Bergoglio, S.J. as pope was greeted with a frenzy of expectations that has become somewhat calmer over the past two years, but only somewhat, and with ample possibilities for renewed frenzy.

A Day in the Life of Pope Francis, Who Lives Behind This Gas Station

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 11.18.2014 | Home
Sébastien Maillard

Nothing can distract you in Santa Martha. When you enter the residence, where the Vatican accommodates some of its visitors, there is no Raphael fresco or Bernini sculptor to catch your eye. Just plain white walls and green plants on a tidily kept marble floor. The outside six-story facade and the inside lobby alike are as neutral and impartial as a clinic. Yet the one you may come across, in the elevator, is Pope Francis. He stays in Room 201 on the second floor. A young cardinal once found himself with the pope suddenly entering the lift. "Holy Father," he said most politely. Francis replied: "Holy Son!" The pope recently explained to journalists that he had insisted on taking the elevator alone, with no one on duty to accompany him: "My life is as normal as I can make it." And as normal as one of a priest, that he wants it to remain.

How to Meet the Pope

Gene Marks | Posted 05.30.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Does it surprise you that Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter and Pennsylvania's Governor Corbett were blown off by the Pope? Doesn't surprise me at all.

What President Obama Should Discuss With Pope Francis

Rev. Richard Cizik | Posted 05.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Richard Cizik

Of rising importance to both religious communities should be land use degradation, habitat destruction, toxic air (carbon) pollution, species extinction and climate change.

Pope Francis Can't Be The Savior of the Catholic Church

Lauren Boyle | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Lauren Boyle

Despite his rampant popularity and sound bytes that give lapsed Catholics great hope, Pope Francis cannot save a Church by himself, nor should he have to.

8 Ways Pope Francis Is Changing the Conversation

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

Pope Francis is being celebrated for his ability to change the conversation of the Roman Catholic Church. His communication skills coupled with the stature of the papacy have brought a new tone to discourse within the church and captivated those of us outside that communion.

The Pope Is Leading And It's Time to Follow

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

It's hard to miss: Pope Francis is a man with a mission - to bring his papacy "to the streets" and to comfort the "untouchables."

One Hundred Days of Pope Francis

Thomas Worcester | Posted 08.18.2013 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

Since his election on March 13, Pope Francis has captivated the imaginations and enkindled the hopes of many millions of Catholics and others throughout the world.

New Pope Installed as Homeless Watch

Jerry Nelson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Jerry Nelson

While bankers, lawyers and religious people all turned towards the big screen, this man was left alone with his child. I don't know what he was thinking. I don''t care.

WATCH: Pope Francis Stops To Bless And Kiss Disabled Man

Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis stopped the procession to his inaugural mass to kiss and bless a disabled man and a baby. The estatic faces in the crowd showed their ap...

Is A Jesuit Pope An Oxymoron?

Thomas Worcester | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

Until a week ago, there had not been a pope who also belonged to a religious order in more than a century and a half. No Jesuit had ever been elected pontiff. I had thought this would never happen, in part because Jesuits make a promise not to seek ecclesiastical offices.

Conclave Is The Final Stretch Of Long Campaigns For Papacy

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, March 11 (Reuters) - The conclave to pick a Roman Catholic pope is the dramatic final stage of a secretive election process that quie...

Can Any Good Come Of It?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

We stand at a momentous time in the Church. Let us pray the cardinals who gather in conclave choose wisely and well.

Questions For The Next Pope: Is Garry Wills A Catholic? Am I?

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Robert E. Murphy

These questions come to me as, almost simultaneously, the pope resigns, America's leading newspaper reports day after day about continuing sexual abuse, homosexual culture and political intrigue in the Church, and Professor Wills, this country's most longstanding and prolific Catholic gadfly, publishes perhaps his most iconoclastic book yet about Christian faith.

Benedict And Beyond: What’s In A Papal Name?

Thomas Worcester | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

When the new pope is announced, attention to the name he chooses will give precious insight into the kinds of things he will seek to appropriate from the past, to emphasize in the present, and to prioritize for the future.

Good News From The Vatican

Ken Atchity | Posted 04.21.2013 | Religion
Ken Atchity

Thank you, Your Holiness, for, wittingly or not, setting an example. Let's all resign from this wrong-headed church and turn our hearts and minds to the God in whose "image and likeness" Genesis claims we are fashioned.

Joe Biden: 'I Am Not Running'

The Huffington Post | Lisa Miller | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Don't expect to see Vice President Joe Biden dressed like the pope anytime soon. "I am not running," Biden said at a Philadelphia gun violence even...

The Complex Legacy Of Pope Benedict

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Catholics may be surprised at how closely non-Catholics follow these very public moments in their Church, and how invested other Christians, and people of other faith and no faith are in the machinations of the Catholic Church.

Pope's High Praise Of Holocaust-Era Predecessor In Book Sparks Jewish Ire | David Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Coverage of Pope Benedict XVI's new book-length interview has focused almost exclusively on his remarks about using condoms to prevents AIDS, but Jewi...