Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Happy Anniversary, Pope Francis!
ROME -- Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope three years ago. He is now 79 years old and still seems willing to go further to set his reforms on an irreversible track. But the Curia grumbles against what is perceived from the inside as an authoritarian and unpredictable boss.
At calibrated intervals, Benedict XVI's interpretation of the role of the Church in salvation history could come as an unending series of syllables: a solemn pronouncement delivered over millennia in inarticulate snatches.
"Don't be selfish," the pope snapped.
Francis' Friends May Be Numbered in the Vatican -- And the 'Vatileaks' Scandal Is a Testament to That
ROME -- "Vatileaks 2" is the latest scandal to emerge from the Vatican. How many real friends Pope Francis has there today looks harder to count than ever.
ROME -- Understanding the culture and history of a host country enables one to be accepted and heard there. Thus, Pope Francis could raise as gently as possible some of the most debated issues in the U.S. while still ending his speech in Congress with a standing ovation.
Pope Francis and Neil Armstrong, outstanding men, honored men, accomplished men, all while being also, humble men. Rest in peace Neil Armstrong. And long live Pope Francis.
Pope Francis, Women and Church Leadership: That (Still) Unresolved Relationship Between Power and Patriarchy
As Pope Francis visits the United States many church watchers will be curious to learn of any current project our reforming pontiff may have in mind respecting the future role of Catholic women.
ROME -- Francis recently went in a shop in Rome to get new lenses for his glasses and payed what he owed. His short and unexpected visit depicts attitudes he wants for his Church.
ROME -- "Welcome, this is a house for all. Your house."