pope-francis-popularity

"In general, I think what Benedict so courageously did was to open the door to the popes emeritus. Benedict should not be
In total, 1.2 million attended this year’s general audiences. Saint John Paul II drew 1.6 million in 1979 and 1.5 million
Now, there’s word Roman Catholic Church attendance is climbing throughout Italy. Blame it on “the Francis effect.” Italy’s
Americans had their highest view of Benedict in 2008 when he visited New York and Washington, D.C., but Benedict never reached
As the Rev. James Keenan, a Boston College theologian, says, the Jesuits have an unwritten rule that a new superior should