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Pope Francis looks on during an exclusive interview with Reuters at the Vatican July 2, 2022. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
In a wide-ranging interview with the Reuters news agency, Pope Francis condemned abortion, dismissed the idea that he’s preparing to resign and said he still hopes to be able to visit Russia and Ukraine in the fall.
Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, General Rapporteur for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region, speaks during a press conference announcing a Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region at the Vatican, Oct. 3, 2019. Hummes died on Monday, June 4, 2022 at age 88. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
Mauricio Savarese - Associated Press
Cardinal Claudio Hummes was one of Brazil’s main religious leaders and a strong advocate for the poor.
America Staff
Cardinal-designate McElroy told reporters on May 31 that he believed the pope selected him because he wanted a cardinal on the U.S. West Coast and because of his support for the pope’s pastoral and ecclesial priorities.
Pope Francis answers questions posed by Bernarda Llorente, the president of Télam, the Argentine news agency, during an interview June 20, 2022, in the Domus Sanctae Marthae where the pope lives. The interview was released July 1. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
When asked if he felt he had changed during his papacy, the pope said he was told by several people “that things that were dormant in my personality came to the surface; that I became more merciful.”
Inside the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” host Colleen Dulle speaks with Sant’Egidio’s Elizabeth Boyle about the lay group’s efforts to foster peace and friendship in South Sudan.
FaithFaith and Reason
John W. O’Malley
The papalization of the church reached its most robust form in the first half of the 20th century, but it might be seeing its twilight under Pope Francis.