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Inside the Vatican
Austen Ivereigh joins host Colleen Dulle to discuss his latest book, First Belong to God: On Retreat with Pope Francis.
Pope Francis meets relatives of hostages taken from Israel by Hamas militants in his residence at the Vatican on Nov. 22, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithShort Take
David Neuhaus, S.J.Guy Alaluf
One might criticize Pope Francis' statements about the war in Gaza, but they should not be confused with the question of the Catholic Church’s relationship with the Jewish people.
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The Vatican has been trying for years to debunk the idea that its vaunted secret archives are all that secret. But a certain aura of myth and mystery has persisted — until now.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
They will continue to focus on the theme: “For a synodal church: communion, participation and mission.”
FaithYour Take
Our readers
Many readers agreed with the editors that “Fiducia Supplicans” allows the church to accompany all people who seek God's blessing, but others were skeptical about the declaration’s efficacy and impact on church unity.
Gerard O’Connell
He said he told the pope, “I could spend all day here talking to you,” and Francis replied, “So could I!”