From the moment Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, he won the hearts of the people. His humility, simplicity and closeness to the poor reveal a man deeply in touch with the Gospel. His profile has soared. He has initiated a fundamental reform of the Roman Curia, challenged a “globalization of indifference,” and become the most talked about person in the world.

The Francis Effect takes a critical and in-depth look at how an ancient institution is rapidly changing under the leadership and vision of Pope Francis, and exclusive interviews with prominent Catholics and non-Catholics reveal that Francis is having a profound effect on the world as well.
  • Scott Pelley - Host CBS News
  • Msgr John Kozar - President, Catholic Near East Welfare Association
  • Diane Sawyer - Host ABC News
  • David Gibson - Religion News Service
  • Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap -  Archbishop of Boston
  • Anderson Cooper - Host AC360
  • Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ - Director, Holy See Press Office
  • Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB - English Language Assistant, Holy See Press Office
  • Alison Smith - Host of CBC’s The World at Six
  • Fr. Matt Malone, SJ - Editor-in-Chief, America Magazine
  • Fr. James Martin, SJ - Editor-at-Large, America Magazine
  • Frank Rocca - Rome Bureau Chief, Catholic News Service
  • Cardinal Donald Wuerl - Archbishop of Washington
  • Charles Clark - Professor of Economics, St. John’s University, NY
  • Dr. Philip Berger, Jewish Doctor
  • Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Cardinal Thomas Collins - Archbishop of Toronto
  • Charles Chaput, OFM Cap - Archbishop of Philadelphia
  • Josephine Lombardi, PhD - Professor of Theology, St. Augustine’s Seminary
  • Fr. John O’Malley, SJ - Professor of Church History, Georgetown University, DC