Pope Francis I
Pope Francis says governments should redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion” that is taking hold today.
The two focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor.
Russian president’s name was submitted for consideration despite recent saber-rattling.
Pope’s dove release last Sunday when wrong when the two birds were attacked by a crow and a seagull.
Catholics around the globe are expressing mixed but mostly positive reactions to Pope Francis’ recent remarks that the church has become too focused on “small-minded rules” on hot-button issues like homosexuality and abortion.
As the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics continue to celebrate the election of Pope Franics I, questions about his past in Argentina are beginning to bubble up.
Catholics around the world and the D.C. area watched in anticipation Wednesday as white smoke poured out from the chimney at the Sistine Chapel, signaling the election of a new pope.