In the News: Oct. 22, 2013

Germany's Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, dubbed "the Bishop of Bling" and facing calls to resign, has a sit down with the master of modesty Pope Francis in Rome.

Father Thomas Rosica interviews our own Matt Malone, S.J., the youngest ever editor-in-chief of America magazine.


Thousands of Christians turned out for the funerals of four members of a family gunned down as they waited outside a Coptic church for a wedding. The attack was condemned by the State Department.

U.S. and Saudi Arabia parting company over Syria?

Amnesty International said CIA drone attacks in Pakistan are responsible for unlawful killings and perhaps war crimes (BBC) in a report released Tuesday. Here's the NY Times coverage.

Terrorism alarm in Tumaco, Colombia: commission lead by the local bishop seeks a word in Havana with the FARC.

Pick your favorite and put your money down: 10 candidates selected to replace Cardinal Tim Dolan as president of the U.S.C.C.B. Here's MSW's take on the race at NCR.

New parents? Not anxious enough? Time to agonize over the skills gap among 1 year olds.

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