From the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis has been concerned about the Holy See’s diplomats, who today number around 300, their formation and spiritual life, their welfare, their difficult and sometimes dangerous situations, their problems, and how they understand their role and mission.
The pope’s gathering of economists in Assisi next month is part of a long process of establishing a new economic model that goes beyond financial self-interest, writes the social entrepreneur Felipe Witchger.
That a paradigm shift seems to have occurred with this attack on a Latino community may be the one silver lining in this horrific terrorist attack. Unlike previous attacks, the media and the politicians are insisting that the narrative of “mental illness” coupled with a “gun control problem” not be a cover for denying that white nationalism, white supremacism, racism are a systemic threat to the U.S.
As did Martin Scorsese in “The Irishman,” director Marco Bellochio poses challenging questions about guilt and the nature of truth in “The Traitor,” a film which does much to remove the glossy veneer of organized crime.