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S+L BLOG: Argentina



Two Years with Pope Francis March 13 marks the second anniversary of the day the College of Cardinals surprised the world by electing, as pope, a Jesuit from Argentina. Two years on, what effect has this Argentine pope had on the wider church? The 78-year-old pontiff came to his new job with an acute awareness ...read more
By David Agren Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Cardinal-designate Luis Hector Villalba of Tucuman, Argentina, was watching the Angelus prayer from the Vatican on television Jan. 4 when he heard Pope Francis — an old colleague and countryman — read his name as one of 20 new cardinals. He then went to the ...read more
Filming on location The Knights of Columbus Production team for Francis: The Pope from the New World gather in front of the childhood home of Pope Francis. The site is now a designated “Historic Site” in Buenos Aires. ...read more
Executive Producer Alejandro Bermudez, Producers Michèle Nuzzo-Naglieri and David Naglieri, Director of Photography Wally Tello, Senator Liliana Negre de Alonso, a close friend and collaborator with Cardinal Bergoglio, and Executive Producer Andrew Walther– in Buenos Aires for filming of Francis: The Pope From the New World.  ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis prays for the victims of the fertilization plant explosion in Texas, the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, and Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ receives communications award from Allianz Group. ...read more
In less than a week Pope Francis has delivered several surprises: he called the Superior General of the Jesuits, nearly giving the receptionist a heart attack, made an impromptu visit to a nearby hospital to visit his friend Cardinal Mejia, who had a heart attack during the conclave, and decided to celebrate Mass at the ...read more