Tag Archives: Pope Francis

The Pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing Through a Minefield

Pope Francis is shining a spotlight on complex battles for the soul of Islam as well as the survival of autocracy in the Middle East and North Africa.

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A Trumpian Headache for the Vatican

Donald Trump is an alien, if not an enemy, for papal Rome. His values and geopolitical vision are the opposite of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s.

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Continuity at the Top

Since 1892, which of the following institutions has seen the fewest changes in leadership? (A.) Catholic Church (B.) General Electric (C.) U.S. Presidency (D.) British Prime Ministers

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Francis and Jinping: Like Two Ships Crossing At Night

The Pope and CCP leader would have benefitted from comparing notes while in the US. Alas, that did not happen.

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Pope Francis: USA, Get Ready for a Leftist Revolution

Why have US political pundits been so off the mark during this presidential election cycle? Just look to Pope Francis.

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Did Pope Francis Get to His Post Too Late?

How the Catholic Church wasted important time on the urgent road to reinvention.

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Papal Politics in the United States

Catholic men are now a bulwark of the Republican Party. But Pope Francis’s teachings do not square with Republican policies.

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Pope Francis and the Environment

A geologist’s speed reading guide to the pope’s climate encyclical.

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Pope Francis: U.S.-Cuba Matchmaker

What the U.S.-Cuba deal tells us about the future of Vatican diplomacy in a multi-polar world.

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Francis as the First Post-Western Pope

What is the new Pope’s strategy for the Middle East?

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