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Pope Francis Approval

'Pope Francis Effect' Improves 1 in 4 Americans' Views of the Catholic Church

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 09.08.2016 | Religion
Benjamin Knoll

As the United States prepares for an extended week-long visit from Pope Francis later this month, findings from a public opinion survey conducted earlier this year show that His Holiness is improving views of the Catholic Church among a wide swath of Americans.

Jaweed Kaleem

There May Be No 'Pope Francis Effect' After All | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion

Despite widely reported anecdotes of lapsed Catholics returning to the pews, growth in Mass attendance and renewed interest in the Roman Catholic Chur...

Jaweed Kaleem

Here's How America Feels After The Pope's Landmark Statement On Gays And Abortion | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.25.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis' statements in an interview published last week that the Catholic church has been too "obsessed" with homosexuality and abortion, and sho...