Monthly Archives: December 2013

Francis’ La Stampa interview: summary & highlights

The Pope’s┬áChristmas interview to the Italian daily La Stampa shows, if nothing else, that Francis’s habit of allowing himself to be interrogated by the media is going to be a feature of his papacy, setting a precedent which will be … Continue reading

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An imperfect canonisation: Time Magazine on Pope Francis

Together with the Nobel Prizes, Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ is as close to one can get in the secular world to the Catholic Church’s saint-making process. It is an honour — although not one that a pope would … Continue reading

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Time Magazine names Pope Francis its ‘Person of the Year’

Reuters has the story, which begins: Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the imagination of millions of people who had become disillusioned … Continue reading

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