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(Photo: courtesy of CNS) How are we to evaluate Pope Francis’ historic six-day visit to the United States? Should it be considered a success? Did the Pope accomplish what he set out to do? Were there questions left unanswered? How should we gage the response of the American Church? Of the American people? What lasting more
On Friday, September 25, 2015, Pope Francis became the fourth Pope to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Below you will find the full text of his prepared address. Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to United Nations Organization United Nations Headquarters, New York Friday 25 September 2015 Mr President, Ladies and more
Pope Francis addressed the United Nations staff members prior to his official address to the United Nations. See below for his prepared remarks. Greetings of Pope Francis to United Nations Organization Personnel United Nations Headquarters, New York Friday 25 September 2015 Dear Friends, On the occasion of my visit to the United Nations, I am pleased more
When one thinks of the Holy See, they instinctively turn their gaze to the Vatican, the epicenter of power in the Catholic Church. It is from there that we hear the voices of popes, prefects and other officials, who pronounce the message of the Church. However this is not the only place where the Holy more
The Catholic world is still a buzz over the release of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si, more commonly known as his Encyclical on the environment. Not in a generation have the more obscure Papal activities such as Encyclicals and Synods been mainstream news. So in light of that, what is to come of these papal teachings more
The enormous amount of media attention that Pope Francis attracts has highlighted the Church’s influence in the world of global politics. The Pope, whoever he is, is a spiritual leader, but one with a permanent seat at the political table. Hardly a week goes by in which Francis doesn’t meet with some head of state more